Baking: Black-Throated Blue Warbler

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Setophaga caerulescens

Length: 4-5 in Wingspan: 8-9 in Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz

Identification:

Dark blue back, white front with black streak along side. Black face and throat. White “handkerchief” on wing.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

The aptly-named Black-Throated Blue Warbler male looks so different from its drab female counterpart that they were originally described as separate species, but both share a subtle detail — a little white “handkerchief” stashed in the wing.

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References:

All About Birds

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