Nashville Warbler

About the Nashville Warbler

Also known as: Calaveras Warbler, Gray-headed Warbler

The Nashville Warbler is a small songbird in the warbler family. They have olive-brown upperparts with yellow underparts. They also have white eyerings. The breed in Canada and in parts of the United States; they winter in Texas, Mexico and Central America.

Nashville Warblers feed on insects and larvae gleaned from leaves and branches. They are ground nesters with a typical clutch size of three to six eggs.

The Nashville Warbler was named in 1811 by ornithologist Alexander Wilson, who first recorded the bird for science. Although the bird was 'discovered' by Wilson in Nashville, Tennessee, the bird is only found there during migration.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 23 May 2010
Scientific Name
Vermivora ruficapilla
  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Vermivora
  • V. ruficapilla
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.75 inches
7.5 inches
.3 ounces


International Names

Czech (Cesky) lesňáček rezavokorunkatý
Danish (Dansk) Nashvillesanger
Dutch (Nederlands) Nashvillezanger
Finnish (Suomi) harmaapääkerttuli
French (Français) Paruline à joues grises
German (Deutsch) Rubinfleck-Waldsänger
Italian (Italiano) Beccavermi di Nashville
Japanese (日本語) ズアカアメリカムシクイ (zuakaamerikamushikui)
Norwegian (Norsk) Bjørkeparula
Polish (Polski) lasówka rudoglowa
Spanish (Español) Chipe de Cabeza Gris
Swedish (Svenska) Nashvilleskogssångare
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