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Blackpoll Warbler - Setophaga striata

A small songbird, although common, the species is difficult to spot due to the preference to stay in the canopy of trees. Arrives late in spring after one of the largest non-stop over open water migrations from South America to North America. Primarily insectivorous.

Common Names

  • Blackpoll Warbler (en)
  • Reinita estriada (es)
  • Paruline rayée (fr)
  • Streifenwaldsänger (de)

Taxonomy

  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Setophaga striata

Where & When to Spot

Arrives later in Spring when vegetation already is dense. My only observation happened in Park de la Frayere.

How to Identify

Easily identifiable during breeding plumage when males are mostly black and white and females similar but more washed out, brownish. Distinguishable characteristics are the orange feet and white wing bars.

Photos

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)

Park de la Frayère, Boucherville - 2017-05-27

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 640;

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