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Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens


TAXONOMY:
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Parulidae
  • Genus: Dendroica
  • Species: caerulescens
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Female)


MORPHOLOGY:

FOOD: Eats insects and seeds, but during the winter eats more seeds (Ehrlich et al., 1988). Males forage high in the trees than the females do (Ehrlich et al., 1988).

MATING SYSTEM: monogamous (Ehrlich et al., 1988).

BREEDING SYSTEM:

MIGRATION STATUS IN WISCONSIN:
The black-throated blue warbler is a neotropical migrant.

REFERENCES:
Baicicich, P.J. and Harrison, C.J.O. 1997. A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, 2nd edition. Academic Press: San Diego.

Ehrlich, P.R., Dobkin, D.S., and Wheye, D. 1988. The Birderís Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds. Simon and Schuster, Inc.: New York.

Stokes, D.W. and Stokes, L.Q. 1996. Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region. Little, Brown and Co.: Boston.

Last Updated: March 27, 2005

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