Blue-winged Warbler

(Vermivora cyanoptera)

Conservation Status
Blue-winged Warbler
Photo by Earl Bye
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

The upper parts are olive-yellow. The head, chest, and belly are bright yellow. The tail is bluish-gray. The undertail coverts are white or yellowish-white. When viewed from below there is much white on the underside of the tail. The wings are bluish-gray with two narrow white wingbars. A black line (eyeline) passes from the base of the bill through and behind the eye. The bill is long and slender.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

4½ to 5 in length

7½ wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
 

A high, insect-like, two note call usually described as bee-buzz, lasting about two seconds. The first note is buzzy, the second note trilly.

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Second growth woodlands, woodland edges and openings, shrubby abandoned fields, willow thickets, shrubby streamsides.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Early May to early September

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Insects and spiders

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Very widespread in eastern North America. Uncommon migrant and breeder in Minnesota.

 
         
 

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

Vermivora (blue-winged and golden-winged warblers)  
       
 

This bird was originally named Vermivora pinus in 1766 by Carl Linnaeus based on misidentified birds in the illustrations of others. In 2010 the name was changed to Vermivora cyanoptera to correct that mistake.

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Vermivora pinus

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  Wild Birds Blue-winged warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera): Birds Singing Chirping In Nature - 2017
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Published on Mar 26, 2017

* Wild Birds Blue-winged warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera): Birds Singing Chirping In Nature - 2017.

- The Blue-winged warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) is a fairly common New World warbler, 11.5 cm (4.5 in) long and weighing 8.5 g (0.30 oz). It breeds in eastern North America in southern Ontario and the eastern United States. Its range is extending northwards, where it is replacing the very closely related golden-winged warbler, Vermivora chrysoptera. The blue-winged warbler is a small warbler at 11.4–12.7 cm (4.5–5.0 in) long, with a wingspan of 17–19.5 cm (6.7–7.7 in). The breeding plumage of the male consists of a bright yellow head, breast and underparts. There is no streaking of the underparts of the bird. It has a narrow black line though the eyes and light blueish gray with two white wing-bars, which are diagnostic field marks.

The female is duller overall with less yellow on the crown. Immatures are olive green with wings similar to the adults. The song is a series of buzzing notes. The call is a sharp chip.

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  Blue-winged warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera
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Published on Jun 3, 2017

Blue-winged warbler male ( Vermivora cyanoptera ) 5-30-2017 Grant Woods Forest Preserve Lake County Illinois

   
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WIld Bird Videos by McElroy Productions
 
   
 
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Published on Feb 29, 2012

Blue winged Warbler singing on territory in a Connecticut woodlot. Typical song first then alternate call. ©JimZipp.com

   
  Blue-winged Warbler Portrait
Larry Bond
 
   
 
About

Published on Jun 11, 2012

The Blue-winged Warbler is locally common in eastern United States and rare in southern Ontario.It is found in old pastures overgrown with saplings, thickets along streams, hydro wires and swamps.

It is mostly yellow with blue-gray wings with two white wing bars. It has white or yellow undertail coverts. It has a Long slender bill and a distinctive black line through the eye.

It hybridizes with the Golden-winged Warbler to produce the Brewster's and the Lawrence's warblers.

It has a buzzy song.

   
  Blue-winged Warbler
LabofOrnithology
 
   
 
About

Published on Jun 5, 2015

Blue-winged Warblers frequently give their two-note buzzy song in the spring and early summer.

ML Video #469433; video recorded by Eric S. Liner.

For more bird videos and sounds, explore the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. http://macaulaylibrary.org

For additional identification and life history information visit: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/blue-winged_warbler/id

   
       

 

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  Earl Bye
7/10/2017

Location: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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