Dusky Warbler: Small, dark warbler with gray-brown upperparts, gray-streaked underparts, distinct white eyebrow, and faint eye-ring. The tail is slightly round-tipped. Brown legs and feet. Forages on ground, in trees. Constantly flicks wings. Weak fluttering direct flight with shallow wing beats.
Range and Habitat
Dusky Warbler: Native of Asia; casual on islands off western Alaska, and in fall off south coastal Alaska and in California. Preferred habitats include mountain thickets and forests.
The call of the Dusky Warbler is often the first clue that this typically skulking species is present, away from the breeding grounds.
A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
The Dusky Warbler has a large range, estimated globally at 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 square kilometers. It is native to the United States and Mexico as well as many of the nations of Europe and Asia and prefers forest, shrubland, grassland, and wetland ecosystems. The global population of this bird has not been specifically determined, but it does not appear to meet population decline criteria that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The current evaluation status of the Dusky Warbler is Least Concern.