Swainson’s warbler

By Robert Walls

Names

Common: Swainson's warbler

Scientific: Limnothlypis swainsonii

Is it endangered, threatened or extinct?

Endangered

How many are still alive?

About 90,000

5 facts

  • The oldest recorded warbler was a male and it was 9 years.
  • These birds eat small insects and spiders.
  • It was named after William Swainson, an English ornithologist.
  • They are small species of the New World warbler.
  • They begin breeding at 10 months of age.

Why are they declining?

Habitat destruction.

What is being done to help the population grow?

There are no measures being taken as of now.
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