Blackburnian Warbler

Dendroica fusca
watercolor by Larry McQueen (39524 bytes)

Description: Distinctive orange throat and face. Black upperparts with prominent white wing bar. Fieldmarks less vivid in females.

Song: A series of thin, high-pitched notes followed by higher upslurred note. Typical, "seep seep seep seep zee!"

Produced by: Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Distribution: Breeds from east-central Alberta east through boreal Canada to Newfoundland, south through the northern Great Lakes region and along the Appalachians. Breeding habitat is tall, mature coniferous or mixed woodlands; pine-oak forests in the Appalachians.

Migration is trans-Gulf, with numbers peaking in the Gulf Coast during the second week of May. Reaches northernmost breeding grounds mid- to late May.

Status: No serious declines noted. Breeding Bird Survey

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