Blackburnian Warbler 6/26/13


On the slopes of the Cape Breton highlands these fiery throated little birds are quite common, being especially fond of spruce forests where they glean spiders and other small insects from the needles. Females and immatures are similarly marked but their throats are more yellow than orange. The male’s song is a thin whistle “suwee, suwee, suwee, suwee,” sounding a bit like a windup toy.

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