Black-throated Blue Warbler

The Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) is a small songbird of the New World warbler family.

Its breeding ranges are located in the interior of deciduous and mixed forests in eastern North America. It builds its nests in thick shrubs and the closeness of its nesting sites to the ground make the Black-throated Blue Warbler a favored species for the study of warbler behavior in the wild.

Black-throated Blue Warblers migrate to islands in the Caribbean and Central America. They defend their territory against other birds of the same species for both nesting and winter habitats. They are very rare vagrants to western Europe.

As Black-throated Blue Warblers require large, unbroken forest areas for nesting, their numbers are declining.

Read more about Black-throated Blue Warbler:  Taxonomy and Phylogeny, Description, Distribution and Habitat, Status and Threats

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