Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Publication Title

Northeastern Naturalist

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

457

Last Page

464

DOI

10.1656/1092-6194(2003)010[0457:FSITHW]2.0.CO;2

Abstract

One female Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina) was discovered singing in July 1993, and another in May 1996 among a color-banded breeding population under investigation. The first female's song structurally resembled the typical male Hooded Warbler mixed-mode song in duration, frequency range, and number of syllables, although it had an atypical raspy quality. Males responded similarly to playbacks of the female song and a male song from the same population. We suggest that age and high breeding density may be explanatory factors for this rare behavior.

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