- 4.3–4.7 in
- 5.9 in
- 0.3 oz
- Paruline à ailes bleues (French)
- Cipe ala azul (Spanish)
- Hybridizes extensively with Golden-winged Warbler, giving rise to the distinctly plumaged "Brewster's" and "Lawrence's" warblers.
- The Blue-winged Warbler continues to expand its range and may be responsible for the decrease in Golden-winged Warbler populations in some areas.
- Early to midsuccession habitats, especially abandoned farmland and forest clearings.
- Breeds at forest/field edges, often shaded by large trees.
Insects and spiders.
- Clutch Size
- 2–7 eggs
- Egg Description
- White with small spots of brown or gray near large end.
- Condition at Hatching
- Downy and helpless.
Open cup of grasses, bark and dead leaves. Leaves may form cap over eggs. Usually on or near ground.
Forages mostly in upper half of trees and shrubs. Probes dead leaf clusters in winter. Often hangs upside down.
Not threatened. Abandonment of farmlands increased nesting habitat, but suburban sprawl is decreasing it.
- Gill, F. B., R. A. Canterbury, and J. L. Confer. 2001. Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus). In The Birds of North America, No. 584 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.