Warblers 5 – Black-Throated Blue Warbler

(This is the last of my Warbler posts. I saw many more, but didn’t manage to get photos of them. They move so fast!)

The Black-Throated Blue Warbler is, I think, one of the prettiest Warblers. With their deep black masks, slate blue backs and bright white undersides, the males are some of the most striking little birds in the forest. They are instantly identifiable – they can’t really be confused with any other bird!

Fun fact: The females, which are drab grey/olive, with few distinguishing marks, are so different from the males that they were originally thought to be a different species.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a very nice video clip of a Black-Throated Blue Warbler singing.

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2 thoughts on “Warblers 5 – Black-Throated Blue Warbler

  1. Kenneth Beattie on said:

    On the Cornell lab site, there is a link to another page with nest box plans for different species, including some of the regular visitors to the cottage like saw-whet owls. I just happen to have a few scraps of rough-sawn 1″ lumber, which is the preferred material. 🙂

    Love, K

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