Black-throated Green Warbler

(Setophaga virens)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant,fairly common but local breeder

Habitat

Breeding: Deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests

Migration: Open forests and woodlands, tamarack bogs, and swamps

Size

4½ to 5 in length

7½ wingspan


Identification

The male is olive-green above with white undersides, a bright yellow face, black wings with two bold white wingbars, black chin, and black streaks on the flanks.

 
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Food

Mostly insects

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late April through May and mid-August to October


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Taxonomy
In 2011 all of the wood warblers were reclassified resulting in new genus names for almost all of them. The Black-throated Green Warbler, formerly Dendroica virens, is now Setophaga virens.


Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Superfamily:

Passeroidea

 

Family:

Parulidae (New World warblers)

 
Subordinate Taxa

 

 
Synonyms

Dendroica virens

Dendroica virens virens

Dendroica virens waynei


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Black-throated Green Warbler
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  31861 Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)
Bill Keim
 
  31861 Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  

 

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  Setophaga virens BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER
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Published on Nov 19, 2017

Setophaga virens BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER foraging and bathing.

 
     
  Black-throated Green Warbler
Pete Hines
 
   
 
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Published on May 27, 2018

Singing male Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) filmed at Old Cut, Long Point, Ontario, Canada, on 20th May with a Nikon CoolPix P900 hand held.

For more information about the status and distribution of this species see the following links

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-throated_Green_Warbler

http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-throated-green-warbler-setophaga-virens/distribution

 
     
  Black-throated Green Warbler in Maine
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Published on Sep 12, 2012

Black-throated green warblers are a very common breeding species in Maine. They can be found in a variety of habitat but prefer mixed deciduous forests. Their buzzy song is often one of the first warbler songs I hear in the spring. © 2012 Garth McElroy. www.wildbirdvideos.com

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