Dendroica pinus is a small songbird with a length of 4.7-5.5 inches and a wingspan of 7.5-9.1 inches. It has a gray head, yellow throat, and white belly. Its back is olive-green and its wings are black with two white wing bars. It is found in coniferous and mixed forests, as well as in open woodlands and shrublands. Its lifespan is typically 2-3 years, and its current population is estimated to be around 1.5 million.
Name Origin: The scientific name of this organism, Dendroica pinus, is derived from the Greek words dendron, meaning tree, and oikos, meaning house. This is a reference to the fact that this species of bird is often found living in trees.
Related Species: Setophaga pinus, Setophaga ruticilla, Setophaga caerulescens, Setophaga tigrina, Setophaga americana, Setophaga magnolia, Setophaga virens, Setophaga townsendi