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Black-and-white Warbler

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About the Black-and-white Warbler

The Black-and-white Warbler breeds in northern and eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, mainly to Ireland and Great Britain.

The summer male Black-and-white Warbler is boldly streaked in black and white. There are two white wing bars. Female and juvenile plumages are similar, but duller and less streaked.

Black-and-white Warblers nest on the ground, laying 4-5 eggs in a cup nest. They feed on insects and spiders, which are sought like a nuthatch, moving up and down tree trunks and along branches.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 13 July 2007
Scientific Name Mniotilta varia
  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Mniotilta
  • M. varia
Birdorable Family Warblers & Whatnots
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5 inches
0.3 ounces
Range North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • Lesňáček černobílý (Czech)
  • Sorthvid Sanger (Danish)
  • Zwart-witte Zanger (Dutch)
  • Kiipijäkerttuli (Finnish)
  • Paruline Noir et Blanc (French)
  • Kletterwaldsänger (German)
  • Parula Bianca e Nera (Italian)
  • シロクロアメリカムシクイ (Shirokuroamerikamushikui) (Japanese)
  • 벌레잡이딱새 (Beollejabittaksae) (Korean)
  • Svarthvit Skogsanger (Norwegian)
  • Pstroszka (Polish)
  • Черно-белая древесниц (Russian)
  • Chipe Rayado (Spanish)
  • Svartvit Skogssångare (Swedish)

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