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Tennessee warbler

Did you know that Tennessee warblers get nectar from lower in the flowers than the pollen is so they do not pollinate?

Tennessee Warblers
a Glance

Key Features:

Tennessee warblers are olive with gray heads and white undersides.

Least Concern - Population Stable



nesting habits:

Tennessee warblers build their nests in moss or or at the foot of fallen trees out of grass, hair, moss, and weed stems.

seasons tennessee warblers are active in our area:

Spring and fall


Insects and nectar

hunting Behavior:

Tennessee warblers forage by gleaming from leaves and drinking nectar from flowers.

commonly confused with:

Orange-crowned Warblers, Philadelphia Vireos, Red-eyed Vireos, and Warbling Vireos

Immature orange-crowned warbler perched on a branch

Tennessee warblers are often confused with orange-crowned warblers due to their gray heads.

Red-eyed vireo looking up from its perch on a tree branch

Tennessee warblers are often confused with red-eyed vireos due to both being small olive birds with gray heads.

Look for tennessee warblers in your backyard in spring and fall.

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