The Nashville Warbler is a small songbird. These birds have olive-brown upperparts, a white belly and a yellow throat and breast; they have a white eye ring, no wing bars and a thin pointed bill. Adult males have a grey head with a rusty crown patch (often not visible). Females and immature birds have a duller olive-grey head. The Nashville Warbler is closely related to Virginia's Warbler, Lucy's Warbler and Colima Warbler, the four sharing generally similar plumage.

Habitat and Distribution

Nashville Warblers breed in open mixed woods and bog habitats in Canada and the northeastern and western United States. Although named after Nashville, Tennessee, the Nashville Warbler only visits that area during migration. They migrate to southernmost Texas, Mexico and Central America in winter.


The Nashville Warblers forage in the lower parts of trees and shrubs, frequently flicking their tails; these birds mainly eat insects.


They conceal their open cup-shaped nests on the ground under shrubs.

Calls and Songs

The male sings a rapid seewit-seewit-seewit-ti-ti-ti song. The call sounds like a high seet.