- Vermivora cyanoptera
L 4 3/4" (12cm)
- Yellow head and underparts
- Black lores
- Blue-gray wings, with two white wing-bars
- Undertail coverts are yellowish or white
- Hind-neck and upperparts olive
- White tail-spots
Female: similar but paler
- Crown washed olive in female and juvenile
Hybrid Interbreeds with Golden-winged Warbler, producing two main plumage types: 'Brewster's Warbler' and 'Lawrence's Warbler'.
Breeds eastern North America from southern Minnesota east to New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut south to Arkansas in the western part of its range, east across Michigan, southern Ontario, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The scientific name is being changed to Vermivora cyanoptera.
Later successional habitats including old fields, brushy hillsides, and stream edges.
They build a cup shaped nest on the ground or low in a bush. The clutch consists of 4-7 eggs.
The diet includes insects, and spiders.
Song a rather harsh, buzzy beeee-BZZZZZ like a deep sigh.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- 51st supplement to the AOU checklist of North American birds
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Blue-winged Warbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 24 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Blue-winged_Warbler