Hooded Warbler

About the Hooded Warbler
Hooded Warbler

The Hooded Warbler can be found across North America, Central America and northern parts of South America. It has an olive / green-brown back and yellow underparts. Males have black hoods which surround their yellow faces, while females have an olive-green cap.

The Hooded Warbler is strongly territorial on its wintering grounds, where males and females each have their distinct habitats. Males prefer mature forest and females live in scrubbier forest and seasonally flooded areas.

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Details & Statistics


The Hooded Warbler is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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