Black-throated Blue Warbler

Distribution / Range

These birds migrate to islands in the Caribbean and Central America. They defend their territory against other birds of the same species for both nesting and winter habitats. The Black-throated Blue Warbler is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

As this bird requires large, unbroken forest areas for nesting, its numbers are declining.

Description

Adult males have white underparts with black throat, face and flanks; the upperparts are deep blue; immature males are similar with upperparts more greenish.

Females have olive-brown upperparts and light yellow underparts with darker wings and tail, a grey crown and a brown patch on the cheek.

All birds have a small white wing patch which is not always visible, and a thin pointed bill.

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Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
fruit
nut-pieces
sugar-water
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Sounds
twittering
Habitat
riparianorriverforest
shrubs
mountains
Forests
Color
black
blackandwhite
blue
brown
white
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
wood warblers (New World) - parulidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern