|B L||W W||W||Family||Latin Name|
|5" 12.7cm||8.5" 21.6cm||0.35oz 9.9g||Parulidae||Setophaga fusca|
Species: The Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca) is found high in the crown of the trees. This warbler prefers coniferous-type forests, hemlocks and spruce and sometimes pines. Most times hard to see, but with patience, one will see it moving about, gleaning insects off the foliage, and maybe even picking insects out of the air.
Distinctions: The male and female have close similarities. The male is black, white and orange. Having a bright orange-coloured forehead, face and throat, black crown, auriculars (cheeks), back, tail and wings, with large white patches. Streaked flanks and an off-white breast. The female has the same appearance, except she shows more yellow than orange. The juvenile resembles the female.
Voice: Call notes starts out with a high note, then continues to get higher and higher. Once heard, it will become an easy bird to find at another time.
Nesting: Four to five white eggs with brown spots. Nest is usually built high in a conifer, on a limb away from the trunk, constructed with conifers needles, strips of bark and lichens.
Distribution: Seen in northwestern Newfoundland and Labrador, through the Maritime provinces, west to Alberta, then east to below the Great Lakes and to the Carolinas and the Atlantic coast. It has been a migrant in Cuba.