Pine Warbler: Medium warbler with plain olive-gray upperparts, yellow throat and breast, blurry-streaked sides, and white belly and undertail coverts. Wings are gray with two white bars. It is the only warbler that eats large quantities of seeds, usually pine. One of the earliest breeding warblers.
Range and Habitat
Pine Warbler: Breeds from southeastern Manitoba, southern Ontario, and Maine south to eastern Texas, the Gulf Coast, and Florida. Spends winters in the southern states, occasionally north to New England. Prefers pine forests.
The Pine Warbler is rarely found in deciduous vegetation except during migration.
The scientific name for this species describes its habitat: dendron (a tree); oicos (inhabitants); and pinus (a pine tree).
They prefer to nest in pine trees, hence their names.
A group of pine warblers are collectively known as a "cone" of warblers.
The Pine Warbler has a large range, estimated at 2,400,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in the United States, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Its preferred habitat includes tropical, temperate and subtropical forests. The global population of this species is estimated to be around 11,000,000 individual birds. Currently, it is not believed that the population trends for this species will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trends for the Pine Warbler have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.