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Merlin Bird ID

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    Black-and-white Warbler Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Black-and-white Warblers are medium-sized warblers (small songbirds). They have a fairly long, slightly downcurved bill. The head often appears somewhat flat and streamlined, with a short neck. The wings are long and the tail is short.

      Relative Size

      About the size of a Black-capped Chickadee; slightly smaller than a White-breasted Nuthatch.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
        • Weight: 0.3-0.5 oz (8-15 g)
        • Wingspan: 7.1-8.7 in (18-22 cm)