Cape May Warbler
Setophaga tigrina (JF Gmelin, 1789)
Family: Passeriformes > Parulidae
The first record of this striking North American warbler, which normally winters in the Caribbean, was of a spring singing male; this led some to wonder whether it had been here all winter.
More recently, an immature Cape May Warbler was found on Shetland, in autumn 2013, conforming to the more typical arrival pattern of transatlantic vagrants.
The tongue of the Cape May Warbler is unique among warblers. It is curled and semi-tubular, and is used to collect nectar during winter.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Cape May Warbler, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
|Field Codes||5-letter code: CAMWA | Euring: 17490|
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