Swainson's Warbler

Limnothlypis swainsonii

Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Parulidae
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Table 1

Sample size (n), mean, standard deviation (SD), and range of Swainson's Warbler linear measurements (mm) recorded during the breeding and non-breeding seasons.

 

Sex

n

Mean

SD

Range

Breeding season

 

 

 

 

 

Arkansas (Benson and Bednarz 2010a)

 

 

 

 

 

    Bill length

Male

211

11.4

0.58

9.5–12.8

 

Female

10

11.2

0.45

10.4–11.8

    Tail length

Male

211

48.2

1.89

12.9–17.4

 

Female

11

46.7

2.24

42.0–49.0

    Tarsus length

Male

211

17.8

0.58

15.9–19.4

 

Female

10

17.7

0.53

16.6–18.6

    Wing-chord length

Male

211

69.9

1.74

57.5–75.0

 

Female

12

67.4

1.68

 63.0– 69.0

Coastal Plain (Meanley 1971c)

 

 

 

 

 

    Tail length

Male

11

49.1

 

46.0–52.0

 

Female

10

49.4

 

46.5–52.0

    Tarsus length

Male

11

17.8

 

17.0–19.0

 

Female

10

18.2

 

17.5–19.0

Louisiana (Henry 2004)

 

 

 

 

 

    Bill depth

Male

32

5.0

0.2

 

    Bill width

Male

32

3.4

0.3

 

    Exposed culmen length

Male

32

15.9

0.7

 

    Tail length

Male

32

45.7

2.0

 

    Tarsus length

Male

32

17.9

1.3

 

    Wing-chord length

Male

32

68.9

17.0

 

South Carolina (Brewster 1885a, J. Cely, personal communication)

 

 

 

 

 

    Bill length

Male

21

11.5

0.45

10.4–12.1

   

Female

6

11.5

0.23

11.2–11.8

    Wing length

Male

22

70.7

2.05

67.6–75.2

 

Female

6

69.2

2.73

66.0–73.7

Non-breeding season

 

 

 

 

 

Anguilla, Lesser Antilles (Brown and Collier 2006)

 

 

 

 

 

    Wing-chord length

Unk.

1

67

 

 

Chiapas, Mexico (Rangel-Salazar and Vega-Rivera 1989)

 

 

 

 

 

    Bill length

Male

1

13

 

 

    Tail length

Male

1

49

 

 

    Tarsus length

Male

1

17

 

 

    Testis length (left)

Male

1

1.6

 

 

    Testis length (right)

Male

1

1.7

 

 

    Testis width (left)

Male

1

1.2

 

 

    Testis width (right)

Male

1

1.7

 

 

    Wing-chord length

Male

1

71

 

 

Guatemala (N. A. Chartier, A. L. Savage, and J. A. Gerwin, personal communication)

 

 

 

 

 

    Wing-chord length

Unk.

8

69.3

1.8

66.0–72.0

Jamaica (Strong 2000)

 

 

 

 

 

    Bill depth

Unk.

31

4.3

0.16

 

    Bill length

Unk.

31

11.6

0.51

 

    Bill width

Unk.

31

3.4

0.35

 

San Andrés Island (Fundación ProAves 2008)

 

 

 

 

 

    Wing-chord length

Unk.

10

67.5

2.07

64–70

Útila, Honduras (S. Glowinski Matamoros and F. Moore, unpublished data)

 

 

 

 

 

    Wing-chord length

Unk.

43

67.8

 

64.0–71.0


Table 2

Sample size (n), mean, standard deviation (SD), and range of Swainson's Warbler mass (g) measurements recorded during the breeding and non-breeding seasons.

 

Sex

n

Mean

SD

Range

Breeding season

 

 

 

 

 

  Arkansas (Benson and Bednarz 2010a)

Male

211

15.4

0.87

12.9–17.4

   

Female

12

16.5

1.68

14.4–20.0

  Louisiana (Henry 2004)

Male

32

15.4

0.79

 

  Louisiana (D. Twedt pers. comm.)

Male

5

13.9

 

13.3–14.5

   

Female

7

14.0

 

10.9–17.0

  Oklahoma (M. Revels, pers. comm.)

Male

108

15.2

0.84

13.0–18.0

   

Female

2

16.5

1.41

15.5, 17.5

Non-breeding season

 

 

 

 

 

  Anguilla, Lesser Antilles (Brown and Collier 2006)

Unk.

1

14.4

 

 

  Chiapas, Mexico (Rangel-Salazar and Vega-Rivera 1989)

Male

1

10.6

 

 

  Florida — Spring (Meanley 1971c)

Both

15

14.9

1.2

11.3–15.7

  Florida — Fall (Meanley 1971c)

Both

19

18.9

1.7

14.3–20.4

  Guatemala (N. A. Chartier, A. L. Savage, and J. A. Gerwin, pers. comm.)

Unk.

8

15.7

0.5

15.1–16.5

  Jamaica (Diamond et al. 1977)

Both

18

15.0

1.2

 

  San Andrés Island (Fundación ProAves 2008)

Unk.

13

14.2

0.83

12.0–15.5

  Útila, Honduras (S. Glowinski Matamoros and F. Moore, unpubl. data)

Unk.

43

14.5

 

12.0–17.0


Table 3

Predators reported at Swainson's Warbler nests.

  Collier (1941) Thompson (2005) Chartier (2014)

M. Revels
(unpubl. data)

Benson et al. 2010b
Mammals          
   Raccoon (Procyon lotor)     1    
   Golden mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli)     1    
Reptiles          
   Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum) 1        
   Black ratsnake (Elaphe obsoleta)   2 ≥ 37 2 12
   Corn snake (Elaphe guttata)     1    
Birds          
   Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)     1   4
   Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)         1
   Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)     1   1
   Barred Owl (Strix varia)         1
   Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)         1
   Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater     11   11
Arthropods          
   Harvestmen (Opiliones)     1   1


Recommended Citation

Anich, N. M., T. J. Benson, J. D. Brown, C. Roa, J. C. Bednarz, R. E. Brown, and J. G. Dickson (2019). Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii), version 3.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.swawar.03