Black-throated Green Warbler

Setophaga virens

The Black-throated Green Warbler is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. These birds migrate to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and southern Florida. One destination is to the Petenes mangroves of the Yucatán. Some birds straggle as far as South America, with the southernmost couple of records coming from Ecuador.
Black-Throated Green Warbler  Black-throated Green Warbler,Geotagged,Setophaga virens,Spring,United States

Appearance

It is 12 cm long and weighs 9 g, and has an olive-green crown, a yellow face with olive markings, a thin pointed bill, white wing bars, an olive-green back and pale underparts with black streaks on the flanks. Adult males have a black throat and upper breast; females have a pale throat and black markings on their breast.
Black-throated Green Warbler In the underbrush a Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) nips at the small flowers at Mud Lake, Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Black-throated Green Warbler,Britannia Conservation Area,Canada,Geotagged,Mud Lake,Ontario,Ottawa,Setophaga virens,Summer,birds

Behavior

Black-throated Green Warblers forage actively in vegetation, and they sometimes hover, or catch insects in flight. Insects are the main constituents of these birds' diets, although berries will occasionally be consumed.

The song of this bird is a buzzed "zee-zee-zee-zooo-zeet" or "zoo-zee-zoo-zoo-zeet". The call is a sharp "tsip".

This bird is vulnerable to nest parasitism by the Brown-headed Cowbird.
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) Mount Desert Island, Maine. May 31st, 2018 Black-throated Green Warbler,Geotagged,Setophaga virens,Spring,United States

Habitat

The breeding habitat of the Black-throated Green Warbler is coniferous and mixed forests in eastern North America and western Canada and cypress swamps on the southern Atlantic coast. These birds' nests are open cups, which are usually situated close to the trunk of a tree.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyParulidae
GenusSetophaga
SpeciesS. virens