Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)

A small songbird, although common, the species is difficult to spot due to the preference to stay in the canopy of trees. Arrives late in spring after one of the largest non-stop over open water migrations from South America to North America. Primarily insectivorous.

How To Identify

Easily identifiable during breeding plumage when males are mostly black and white and females similar but more washed out, brownish. Distinguishable characteristics are the orange feet and white wing bars.

Where and When to Spot

Arrives later in Spring when vegetation already is dense. My only observation happened in Park de la Frayere.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc de la Frayère

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 640

Taxonomy

Passeriformes
Parulidae
Setophaga striata