Blue-winged Warbler

Vermivora pinus
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Description: Olive gray above, with yellow crown and underparts, white tail spots and undertail coverts. Distinctive black line through the eye. White wingbars.

Song: A wheezy “beee-bzzzz.”

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

Distribution: Breeds from southeast Minnesota east to New Hampshire, south to northern Arkansas and Alabama. Also breeds in Atlantic coastal plain from New Hampshire south through New Jersey.

Breeds in all stages of successional habitats. The major requirement for breeding appears to be dense undergrowth of woody plants and grasses.

Winters in southern Mexico to South America.

Migrates across the Gulf of Mexico, arriving in the Gulf states during the last week in March. Begins to arrive at their breeding grounds in late April.

Status: Expanding throughout much of its range as abandoned farm fields pass through later stages of successional habitats. Breeding Bird Survey

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