Friday, 14 November 2014

Bird #87: Blackpoll Warbler

Common Name: Blackpoll Warbler
Scientific Name: Setophaga striata
Description: 5-5.5inches; upperparts greenish yellow; feet orange yellow; white wing bars; chest yellowish with faint side streaks; underparts whitish, undertail white; eye stripe whitish . Breeding Male: black cap; white cheeks; black mustache stripe. Breeding Female: crown blackish streaks.
Habitat: Forest and wooded areas.
Statue: Passage Migrant.
Blackpoll Warbler makes one of the longest migrations of any North American Song Bird, a total of about 2,000 miles from western Alaska to the Venezuela and Guyana. This small bird arrives on our island around the 1st October through to early November.

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