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Yellow-rumped Warblers in Iceland
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The Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata is the commonest American wood-warbler in Iceland (and the third commonest American landbird here, after Buff-bellied Pipit and Red-eyed Vireo), coming here on a regular basis. Most if not all records refer to the eastern race coronata, but up to and including 2011 we have had 16 birds. The first was found at the Westman Islands (in the south), where a total of five have been recorded, in October 1964 and this is the only American wood-warbler that has been found in northern Iceland (in 1996 & 2001)!

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  • Figure 1 shows the distribution of records in Iceland, the circles representing different numbers of birds and the blue triangles records at sea.
  • Figure 2 shows the weekly distribution of records. Red columns show the week of discovery and the yellow columns all observations after the first week (for birds that are seen more than one week).
    R = number of records & F = number of birds.
  • Figure 3 shows the annual distribution of records for the period mentioned.

    © Gunnlaugur Pétursson / Yann Kolbeinsson