Black-throated Gray Warbler

Dendroica nigrescens
Louis Agassiz Fuertes illustration of Black-throated Gray Warbler


Description: Gray above, white below, with bold black and white face pattern. No median stripe as in Black-and-white Warbler.


Song: Crescendoing buzzy notes inflected at the end. “Buzz-zee buzz-zee buzz-zee wueeo.”

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


Distribution: From southwest British Columbia south through Pacific Coast states; interior from parts of Washington, southern Idaho, central Wyoming to southern New Mexico. Nests in dry woodlands. Winters in Mexico. Arrives on northernmost breeding grounds during second week of April, on interior regions later.

Status: Little known, though local declines likely due to deforestation. Breeding Bird Survey

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