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Chestnut-Sided Warbler, Flight and Song
Chestnut-Sided Warbler, Flight and Song

Chestnut-Sided Warbler, Flight and Song

32 x 40"

The Chestnut-Sided Warbler has a striking yellow head with a black and white face and a chestnut colored body down the sides.  It lives along the edges of forests in scrubby pine growth and eats primarily insects with some fruits which are found on wintering grounds.  It is one of the most abundant birds in second growth areas and its population has expanded since the early 1800's.

They require eye contact with male tutors to develop their songs.  The one song which is believed to attract females can best be described as Please, please, pleased to meetcha.  The other song is used as the nesting cycle progresses or to ward off other males in aggressive encounters.  It is a strongly territorial bird.