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Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens

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.



Common Names

EnglishBlack-throated Blue Warbler
FrenchParuline bleue
SpanishReinita azulada


SpeciesSetophaga caerulescens

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.

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) - Tadoussac - 2018-05-23

Where and When to Spot

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


Last updated on 2024-03-14. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.