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Blue-winged Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler

© Alan Murphy

Vermivora cyanoptera

Family: (Parulidae) Wood-Warblers

Preferred Habitat: Thickets; edges of fields, pastures and woods with young trees

Seasonal Occurrence: Most common in early and mid-April; fall migration is mid-September to early October

Notes by Susan Billetdeaux: The Blue-winged Warbler is most likely to be spotted low in trees or in undergrowth. The coloring of females is duller than that of males. Blue-winged Warblers often hybridize with Golden-winged Warblers in areas where their ranges overlap, creating interesting plumage variations. Where both species occur, the Blue-winged Warbler's numbers appear to be increasing at the expense of the Golden-winged Warbler.