Birdorable Blue-winged Warbler

2013 Bonanza Bird #22: Blue-winged Warbler

July 22nd, 2013 in Birdorable Bonanza 2013, Warblers 3 comments

Happy Monday! Our 2013 Birdorable Bonanza continues today with our new bird, the Blue-winged Warbler.

Birdorable Blue-winged Warbler

The Blue-winged Warbler is a lovely species of New World warbler that breeds across a range in eastern North America. They are migratory; winters are spent in the Caribbean and Central America.

Blue-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler by Joseph F. Pescatore (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Blue-winged Warblers are closely related to Golden-winged Warblers. The two species often hybridize; offspring are called either "Brewster's Warbler" (who take after the Blue-winged parent) or "Lawrence's Warbler" (who more resemble the Golden-winged parent).

blue-winged warbler

Tomorrow we'll add a species of duck that faces a threat from a very close relative.

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