Blackburnian Warbler

(Setophaga fusca)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Blackburnian Warbler

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Fairly common but local in Northeastern Minnesota

Habitat Breeding: Mature coniferous and mixed forests with tall trees

Migration: Forests, woodlands, scrubs, and thickets; especially areas with dense, tall, second growth, like state and county parks.

Photo by Dan W. Andree
Size

5 to 5½ in length

8 to 8¾ wingspan

 

Identification

The upper breast and throat are bright orange on the male, yellowish-orange on the female. The sides of the neck, arc below the eye, line above the eye, and stripe on the forecrown are yellowish-orange on the male, orangish-yellow on the female. The line above the eye and that on the side of the neck form a solid angular patch. The head, facepatch, and back are black on the male, brown on the female. The wings are black with a large white patch on the male, brown with two white wingbars on the female. The belly and undertail coverts are white or yellowish. The flanks and sides are streaked.

 
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Nesting

The nest is built high in a tall conifer

 
Migration

Early May to early June and mid-August to late September.


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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 Blackburnian Warbler, formerly classified Dendroica fusca, is now classified Setophaga fusca.

Fairly Common
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), Blackburnian Warbler has an “ extremely large range.” The population size is “extremely large” and appears to be increasing. In Minnesota, it is fairly common in the northeastern and north central counties. During migration, it is found throughout the state.


Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Parulidae (New World warblers)

 
Synonyms

Dendroica fusca


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Blackburnian and Magnolia Warbler at a MN. woodland pond... Adult males….They were about to take a bath.

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Setophaga fusca

 
     

 

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Published on May 12, 2017

Video courtesy of Eric S. Liner/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

 
     
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Published on May 27, 2014

Beautiful Blackburnian Warblers (Setophaga fusca) in spring migration, feeding and singing - truly gorgeous little creatures!

 
     
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Published on Nov 12, 2010

Blackburnian Warbler filmed at Stevenson Woods, Galveston TX.

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Published on Jun 27, 2017

The male is unmistakable with its bright orange or yellow around the head and a flaming throat. It has a broad white wing patch and white in its outer tail feathers. The female and immatures are pale version of the male with two white wing bars and streaked back. They have pale yellow or buffy eyebrow stripe.

Usually seen in upper branches.

For more info see:
https://ebirdr.com/bird/blackburnian-warbler

 
     

 

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Location: MN

Blackburnian and Magnolia Warbler at a MN. woodland pond... Adult males….They were about to take a bath.

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