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Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens

Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens

Aves > Passeriformes > Parulidae

Names in different Languages

GermanBlaurücken-Waldsänger
EnglishBlack-throated Blue Warbler
FrenchParuline bleue
SpanishReinita azulada

Description

Black-throated Blue Warbler is a small, migratory bird, spending summer in South-East of Canada and winter in the Caribbean. It is a mostly insectivorous species, supplementing in winter its diet with berries and seeds. Preferred habitat are deciduous and mixed coniferous forests.

How to Identify

Male are easy to identify due to their intense blue color on the back and black throat. Females are olive-green on the back and light green throat, breast and belly. The white stripe from above the eye to the beak may serve as characteristic for identification.

Where When to Spot

Although looking for this beautiful bird, the only time, I saw this species was during spring migration in Tadoussac.

Photos

Observations

2018-05-23Tadoussac

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