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Black and White Warbler

Mniotilta varia

Description:

This species is 13 centimetres (5 in) long and weighs 11 grams (0.39 oz). The summer male Black-and-white Warbler is boldly streaked in black and white, and the bird has been described as a flying humbug. There are two white wing bars. Female and juvenile plumages are similar, but duller and less streaked. These birds feed on insects and spiders, and unlike other warblers, Black-and-white Warblers forage like a nuthatch, moving up and down tree trunks and along branches. The song is a high see wee-see wee-see wee-see wee-see wee-see, and the call is a hard tick.

Habitat:

Breeds in mature and second-growth deciduous and mixed forests. Winters in variety of habitats from disturbed areas to mature forests.


1 species ID suggestions

Darwinist
Darwinist 6 years ago
Black and White Warbler
Mniotilta varia Black-and-white Warbler

2 Comments

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Thank You!

Darwinist
Darwinist 6 years ago

Looks like the Black and White warbler. "Black-and-white Warblers forage like a nuthatch, moving up and down tree trunks and along branches."(Wikipedia). I've seen many of them doing this. :)

New York, New York

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Sep 13, 2011
Submitted on Sep 13, 2011

Spotted for mission

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