Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens

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Male

Fairly large, distinctive black-and-blue warbler. Males have a blue head and back with a black face and throat. Note white square on wings.

Female

Females are plain grayish olive overall, although some have blue tints on the wings and tail. White square on the wing is distinctive.

Male

Fairly large, distinctive black-and-blue warbler. Birds in the Appalachian region have black streaking on the back. Note white square on wings.

Female

Females are plain grayish olive with unstreaked underparts. Note pale eyebrow and white crescent under the eye.

Male

Fairly large, distinctive black-and-blue warbler. Males have a blue head and back with a black face and throat. Note white belly and undertail coverts.

Female

Females are rather plain looking, but the white square on the wing is diagnostic.

Habitat

Breeds in mature deciduous and mixed evergreen-deciduous woodlands with a thick understory.

Recommended Citation

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens), 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/btbwar