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Photo by Stanley Jones
South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA, April 2017
Helmitheros vermivorus

Helmitheros vermivorum


Fairly distinct with olive back, yellowish but nonconstrasting underparts, black loral stripe and black crown stripe.


Photo by mrbass111
Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay, Florida, September 2009

Breeds in eastern United States from Missouri east to southern New York, Connecticut and southern Massachusetts south along atlantic coast to South Carolina; absent over much of the area east of the Appalachians else south to northern Georgia. Occasionally overshoots northern range in migration.

Rare to casual vagrant in the western United States.
Winters from Mexico to Panama and on the Greater Antilles.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Thick deciduous woodlands with undergrowth, preferably ravines and hillsides.



The diet includes insects.


The nest is an open cup placed on the ground. The clutch consists of 4 or 5 eggs; both adults feed the young.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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