Blackburnian Warbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Dendroica
Gray, 1842

Dendroica is a genus of birds of the New World Warbler family Parulidae. It contains 29 species. The males in breeding plumage are often highly colorful. The Dendroica warblers are an example of adaptive radiation with the various species using different feeding techniques and often feeding in different parts of the same tree.



Recent genetic research has suggested that Dendroica and Setophaga should be merged. As the name Setophaga (published in 1827) takes priority over Dendroica (published in 1842), those who accept the merger transfer all the species below to Setophaga.[1] This change has been accepted by the AOU,[2] but has not yet been taken up by the IOC.[3]

List of species

Audubon's Dendroica


  1. ^ Lovette, I. J. et al. (2010). A comprehensive multilocus phylogeny for the wood-warblers and a revised classification of the Parulidae (Aves). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (2): 753-770. Abstract
  2. ^ Chesser, R. T. et al. (2011). Fifty-Second Supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American Birds. Auk 128 (3): 600-613 fulltext
  3. ^ a b c IOC World Bird List Family Parulidae

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