|Mourning warbler by Louis Agassiz Fuertes|
|Range of G. philadelphia Breeding range Wintering range|
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These 13 cm (5.1 in) long birds have yellow underparts, olive-green upperparts and pink legs. Adult males have a gray hood and a black patch on the throat and breast. Females and immatures are gray-brown on the head with an incomplete eye-ring.
Their breeding habitat is thickets and semi-open areas with dense shrubs across Canada east of the Rockies and the northeastern United States. The nest is an open cup placed on the ground in a well-concealed location under thick shrubs or other vegetation.
They forage low in vegetation, sometimes catching insects in flight. These birds mainly eat insects, also some plant material in winter.
The song of this bird is a bright repetitive warble. The call is a sharp chip.
The "mourning" in this bird's name refers to the male's hood, thought to resemble a mourning veil.
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- Mourning warbler Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- Mourning warbler - Oporornis philadelphia - USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter
- "Mourning warbler media". Internet Bird Collection.
- Mourning warbler photo gallery at VIREO (Drexel University)