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When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.

An E. O. Wilson quotation

Blue-winged_Warbler: Have you seen this bird?

Blue-winged_Warbler: Have you seen this bird?

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Blue-winged Warbler

The Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora pinus, is a fairly common New World warbler.

It breeds in eastern North America in southern Ontario and the eastern USA. Its range is extending northwards, where it is replacing the very closely related Golden-winged Warbler.

It is migratory, wintering in southern Central America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe

Identification Tips:
• Length: 4.25 inches
• Small, active, insect-eating bird
• Thin, very pointed bill
• Yellow head and underparts
• White undertail coverts
• Black eyeline
• Olive nape and back
• Blue-gray wings with two white wing bars
• Pinkish legs
• Females and immatures have paler yellow heads and breasts

Similar species:
The yellow, unstreaked head and underparts and the black eyeline identify the Blue-winged Warbler. The Blue-winged Warbler occassionally hybridizes with the Golden-winged Warbler to produce offspring with characteristics of both parents.

Blue-winged Warblers feed on insects, and spiders.

Their breeding habitat is open scrubby areas. Blue-winged Warblers nest on the ground or low in a bush, laying 4-7 eggs in a cup nest.

Their song is a series of buzzing notes. The call is a sharp chip.

 

 

When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.

An E. O. Wilson quotation

 

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5 Comments

  1. Beautiful Bird, I live in California and haven’t seen it yet, but I will keep my out for it. We have a bird feeder in our backyard and when we are not chasing away the magpies that eat all the food we have quite a few beautiful song birds who visit. Thanks for post.

  2. I think this is a great quote. To me it states that everyone is different in one way or another regardless how much you look a like. I hope that made sense. 🙂 I found your website when searching for famous quotes and I’m glad I stopped by. I live out west and we have Virginia and wood warblers.

  3. Thanks for the quote. I like your poll allowing the viewer to decide what they think of the quote for themselves. I voted that I really like it so that’s a positive. I also like the little bit of bird info you provide with each bird related post. In fact I think I will find my pair of binoculars and find out what kind of bird is out my window right now. Thank You.

  4. One of my favorite birds, We live in New England and we love these beautiful little birds who come to our yard. I had no idea that they wintered in Central America that is quite the flight for a cute little bird. Thanks insight.

  5. Fantastic Quote, I love little sayings like these, they bring a smile to my face and more than once have picked me up on a down day.

    Warblers what beautiful birds. It is nice to know what these birds are actually called. It will be so nice the next time I see one to say “what a beautiful warbler” instead of “what a beautiful bird”. It will really impress my friends and family.

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