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Northern Parula

Northern Pintail
Northern Mockingbird

About the Northern Parula

Also known as: American Parula, Blue Yellow-backed Warber, Parula Warbler

The Northern Parula is a species of warbler that breeds in the eastern part of North America. These small migratory birds spend the winter in warm climates, from Florida down to Central America.

Male Northern Parulas have grey upperparts with yellow breasts. In the breeding season they also develop blue and rufous breast bands. Females are similar, but their colors are duller. Both have white eye-rings.

Northern Parulas feed on insects and spiders by foraging through foliage. During the winter they may supplement their diet with berries and other vegetation.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 17 November 2010
Scientific Name Parula americana
  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Parula
  • P. americana
Birdorable Family Warblers & Whatnots
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 26 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
4.5 inches
7 inches
.3 ounces
Range North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (East)

International Names

  • lesňáček lišejníkový (Czech)
  • Parulasanger (Danish)
  • Noordelijke Parula (Dutch)
  • tiaiskerttuli (Finnish)
  • Paruline à collier (French)
  • Meisenwaldsänger (German)
  • Parula americana (Italian)
  • アサギアメリカムシクイ (asagiamerikamushikui) (Japanese)
  • Stryparula (Norwegian)
  • lasówka obrozna (Polish)
  • Párula de Pecho Dorado (Spanish)
  • Messångare (Swedish)

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