Black-and-white Warbler

(Mniotilta varia)

Conservation Status
Black-and-white Warbler
Photo by Ramona Abrego
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B, N4N5N - Secure Breeding, Apparently Secure to Secure Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

5 in length

8 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Deciduous and mixed forests, often near water, alder and willow thickets near beaver ponds

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common migrant and breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Passeriformes (perching birds)  
 

Family

Parulidae (New World warblers, wood warblers)  
 

Genus

Mniotilta (black-and-white warblers)  
       
 

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Ramona Abrego

 
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Black and White Warbler
Andree Reno Sanborn
  Black and White Warbler  
 
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Mniotilta varia

 
     

 

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Dan W. Andree

 
  Black and White Warblers
Published on Jan 16, 2015
 
   
 
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The male Black and White warbler has a black throat. The female a white or light colored throat area. Filmed spring 2014 .

   
       
 
Other Videos
 
  Black-and-White Warbler (Mniotilta varia)
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Published on May 20, 2013

This male Black-and-White Warbler (Mniotilta varia) was photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (20 May 2013).

   
  Black and White Warbler
Nightbreed121
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 31, 2008

Couple of B&W Warblers having a splash with Spittooey.

   
  Black-and-white Warbler in Kent, CT
Daniel Field
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 3, 2013

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) along River Road in Kent, CT.

   
  Black-and-White Warbler
The Music of Nature
 
   
 
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Uploaded on May 11, 2010

This is one of my favorites—a Black-and-white Warbler flying from perch to perch, singing it's high-pitched squeakyt song: wee-see-wee-see-wee-see (sounds like a squeaky wheel).

This difficult exposure situation, with patchy sunlight and a bird composed of blacks and whites, shows how well my Canon 7D handles high contrast. Even in clips where portions of the bird are in full shade and other portions lit by sun, the results look really good (at least to me). I really do love this fabulous new technology!

© 2010 Lang Elliott
musicofnature.org

   
       

 

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  Ramona Abrego

Location: Washington County

Black-and-white Warbler  
  Silas Houck
6/10/2020

Location: Purgatory Park in Minnetonka

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ruNQ4zwTD7g7TYMR7

You can't really see it in the video due to the backlighting, but you can hear it.

 
           
 
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