Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler
 The blackburnian warbler is the only warbler in North America that has an orange throat. They breed in the south eastern half of Canada and parts of the north eastern United States. They typically breed in coniferous forests or coniferous forests mixed with deciduous trees. On breeding territory they form a cup shaped nest on the edge of a tree branch. Blackburnian do nest in south eastern Minnesota.
Blackburnian Warbler
Like most warblers, blackburnian warblers eat insects which they glean from tree branches. Since there are no insects during the winter on most of their breeding ground they migrate south each fall down to northern South America. During migration they will often mix with flocks of other small birds, such as chickadees, to forage. However when they arrive at their wintering grounds they go their separate way and live a solitary existence 


22 comments:

Carol said...

Beautiful shots of that pretty little warbler! The orange throat is striking! Great captures.

Kristi Bowman said...

What a beautify!!

Carver said...

Beautiful warbler and perfect for the letter B. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Roger Owen Green said...

BOFFO bird!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Andrea said...

Another new experience per your blog and such a beautiful little warbler. I am beginning to realize, through you, that I have a lot to learn ... and I am looking forward to learning it. Thank you ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Leslie: said...

It's so BEAUTIFUL!

Leslie
abcw team

Karen said...

Cute and colourful!

McGuffy Ann said...

Amazing!
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EG CameraGirl said...

Such pretty birds. I will be looking for them this spring.

mick said...

Great photo and beautiful markings on that bird.

HansHB said...

Awesome!

Norma Ruttan said...

oh, how I wish the colorful warbler were native to Indiana! thank you for sharing such lovely bird images. I'm glad that I found my way here!

Laloofah said...

What a lovely little bird! I've neither seen nor heard of a Blackburnian warbler before, so thank you for sharing your lovely photos and the information about them.

Pat said...

Great shots of this lovely little bird!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Marvelous images of a splendid little bird, so colourful~

Stewart M said...

Great looking bird! The orange and black is a wining combination.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

W. Latane Barton said...

what a beautiful bird. Wish we had them in my area.

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this is so beautiful

Black Jack's Carol said...

That beautiful warbler is one I would love to see "in person" one day, but for now, your photo is a great substitute.

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Thomas Georgina said...

However when they reach their own wintering argument they go their distinct method and are living any sole living
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