Black-throated Blue Warbler

About the Black-throated Blue Warbler

Also known as: Carins' Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warblers are small migratory songbirds. They winter in the Caribbean and parts of Central America. In the summer they fly to eastern North America for their breeding season.

Mature male Black-throated Blue Warblers are striking with white underparts, deep blue upperparts, and their namesake black throat. Our cute Birdorable Black-throated Blue Warbler is a beautiful male in full breeding plumage.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 25 April 2012
Scientific Name
Setophaga caerulescens
  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Setophaga
  • S. caerulescens
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 14 September 2015)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.3 to 5.1 inches
6.7 to 7.9 inches
.3 to .4 ounces


International Names

Chinese (汉语) 黑喉蓝林莺
Czech (Cesky) lesňáček modrohřbetý
Danish (Dansk) Blå Sanger
Dutch (Nederlands) Blauwe Zwartkeelzanger
Finnish (Suomi) sinikerttuli
French (Français) Paruline bleue
German (Deutsch) Blaurücken-Waldsänger
Italian (Italiano) Dendroica blu golanera
Japanese (日本語) ノドグロルリアメリカムシクイ [nodoguroruriamerikamushikui]
Norwegian (Norsk) Blåparula
Polish (Polski) lasówka granatowa
Russian (русский язык) Синеспинный лесной певун
Spanish (Español) Chipe Azul y Negro
Swedish (Svenska) Blåryggad skogssångare
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