Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Parulidae
A bird of the deep forest, the Black-throated Blue Warbler breeds in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. On migration to its Caribbean wintering grounds it can be seen in a variety of habitats, including parks and gardens.More ID Info
- Chipe Azulnegro (Spanish)
- Paruline bleue (French)
- Cool Facts
- The sexes of the Black-throated Blue Warbler look so different that they were originally described as two different species.
- On the wintering grounds the sexes use slightly different habitats. The male is most common in forest at lower to mid-elevations, while the female uses shrubbier habitat at higher elevations.
- The oldest Black-throated Blue Warbler was a female and at least 9 years, 8 months old. She was banded in New Jersey in 1975 and shot in Panama in 1985.