Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata

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Breeding male

Small songbird with a short tail and a small thin bill. Breeding males have a black cap, a white cheek, and black streaking on the back and flanks. Note orangish legs.

Breeding female

Breeding females look similar to males, but have a finely streaked cap. Note broken eyering, dark eyeline, and orangish legs.

Breeding female

Some breeding females have a yellow wash on the breast and head. Note finely streaked cap, broken eyering, dark eyeline, and orangish legs.

Nonbreeding female/immature

Nonbreeding females/immatures are washed in pale yellow with blurry streaking on the flanks. Note bold white wingbars.

Nonbreeding female/immature

Nonbreeding females/immatures are washed in pale yellow with blurry streaking on the flanks. Picks insects and larvae from leaves and twigs.

Nonbreeding female/immature

Nonbreeding females/immatures are washed in pale yellow with blurry streaking on the flanks. Note bold white wingbars and orangish legs.

Breeding male

Uses evergreen and deciduous forests during migration. Breeding males have a distinctive black cap and white cheeks.

Breeding male

Breeding males have dark streaking down the back.

Breeding male

Breeds mainly in spruce and tamarack forests in Canada's boreal forests.

Recommended Citation

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/bkpwar