Cerulean Warbler

(Setophaga cerulea)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

 

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NatureServe

N4B - Apparently Secure Breeding

S3B - Vulnerable Breeding

Minnesota

Special Concern

Occurrence

Rare to uncommon migrant and breeder

Habitat

Large unfragmented areas of mature deciduous forests with a closed or almost closed canopy

Size

4½ to 5 in length

7 wingspan


Identification

The male has blue upper parts and face; white underparts, undertail coverts, chin, and breast; two white wingbars; and black necklace, vertical streaking on the breast, and eyeline.

 
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Similar
Species

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) has a black face and throat, and no white wingbars.


Food

Insects gleaned from the canopy

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

 


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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 Cerulean Warbler, formerly classified Dendroica cerulea, is now classified Setophaga cerulea.


Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Parulidae (New World warblers)

 
Synonyms

Dendroica cerulea


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Uploaded on May 20, 2011

Cerulean Warbler bird wild Connecticut. ©Jim Zipp 2011

 
     
  Cerulean Warbler, Setophaga cerulea, singing.
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Cerulean Warbler, Setophaga cerulean, singing.

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Uploaded on Jun 1, 2010

University of Tennessee conducts a study on cerulean warblers, a neotropical songbird that nests in the Cumberland Mountains and winters in South America.

 
     
  Birding paradise in the Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve
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The reserve was established in 2005 in order to conserve typical habitat of the Cerulean Warbler, the most threatened migratory bird in the Americas due to habitat destruction throughout its range. The reserve is located in Santander, Colombia. Come visit! www.ecoturs.org

 
     
  Protecting Cerulean Warblers
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Doctoral candidate Than Boves is working to ensure the continued survival of cerulean warblers and the preservation of their environment.

 
     

 

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