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Male Blackburnian Warblers Singing

blackburnian warbler 473Male Blackburnian Warblers are relatively easy to identify by sight. They are the only North American warbler with an orange throat, and their intense orange breeding plumage is unmistakable. However, because they often forage for spiders and insects high in the canopy where they are hidden from sight, Blackburnians are often located by ear. Their singing peaks soon after they arrive on their breeding grounds. To hear the thin, high-pitched song unmated males sing, as well as mated males when they are near the females, go to (Sound recording © Lang Elliott – &

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3 responses

  1. Chris Runcie

    Barry King suggested these words to recognize the song, “Pizza, pizza, pizza, please!” rising at the end. Works well for me.

    June 15, 2015 at 9:16 am

  2. What a sweet little song!

    June 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm

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