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Blue-winged Warbler


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Brightly colored but easily overlooked. A bird of shrubland and old fields, the Blue-winged Warbler expanded its breeding grounds northward throughout the 20th century.


Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Head and underparts yellow.
  • Black line through eye.
  • Wings blue-gray with two white wingbars.

Immature Description

Similar in appearance, but duller than adults.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Adult male

    Blue-winged Warbler

    Adult male
  • Adult male

    Blue-winged Warbler

    Adult male
    • © Daniel Behm, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, May 2012
  • First-year

    Blue-winged Warbler

    • © Kelly Azar, Castle County, Delaware, September 2013

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