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Black-and-white Warbler

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Photo © by richard bledsoeSebastian, Florida, March 2005
Photo © by richard bledsoe
Sebastian, Florida, March 2005
Mniotilta varia


[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto © by STEFFRO1Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, October 2018
Photo © by STEFFRO1
Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, October 2018

11–13 cm (4ΒΌ-5 in)
Quite distinct; the only black and white striped warbler.

[edit] Distribution

Breeds across most of the eastern United States; also in northern and central western Canada. In migration found throughout eastern United States.

Winters south from Mexico to Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Deciduous and mixed forests, particularly in ravines and on hillsides. In migration can be found in most wooded areas.

[edit] Behaviour

Acts very much like a Nuthatch, foraging up and down trees.

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of insects and arthropods. They also occasionally eat fruit in the winter months.

[edit] Breeding

They construct a cup-shaped nest from grass, leaves, strips of bark and moss.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)

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