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Worm-eating Warbler

Xantus' Murrelet
Woodland Kingfisher

About the Worm-eating Warbler

The Worm-eating Warbler is a small and relatively plainly-plumaged New World species of warbler. They are migratory; they breed in southeastern parts of North America and spend the winter in the Caribbean and parts of Central America.

Worm-eating Warblers are ground-nesters, building a cozy nest of leaves and moss in a safe place on the forest floor. Despite their name, they rarely eat worms and don't usually even forage for food on the ground. They eat small insects including spiders and caterpillars.

The population trend for the Worm-eating Warbler is increasing and their conservation status as of June 2013 is Least Concern.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 11 July 2013
Scientific Name Helmitheros vermivorum
  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Helmitheros
  • H. vermivorum
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 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
4.3 to 5.1 inches
0.4 to 0.5 ounces

International Names

  • 食虫莺 (Chinese)
  • lesňáček houštinový (Czech)
  • Ormæder Sanger (Danish)
  • Streepkopzanger (Dutch)
  • viirupääkerttuli (Finnish)
  • Paruline vermivore (French)
  • Haldenwaldsänger (German)
  • Mangiavermi (Italian)
  • フタスジアメリカムシクイ [futasujiamerikamushikui] (Japanese)
  • Åmeparula (Norwegian)
  • lasówka paskoglowa (Polish)
  • Настоящая червеедка (Russian)
  • Reinita Gusanera (Spanish)
  • Beigebrynad skogssångare (Swedish)

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