Meet Blackburnian Warbler, A Striking Tiny Bird With Flame-Orange Throat And Dark Brown Crown

There are many tiny chubby birds with stunningly beautiful plumage. The Blackburnian warbler is an example. Weighing only 8.5g at 11.5cm in length but this species always stands out from the crowd.

Image Credits: ALAN SCHMIERER / Public domain

One of the most striking features of this warbler is the bright flame-orange feathers on its throat and face. It can grasp the eyes of any people spotting them.

Image Credits: saac Sanchez / CC BY-SA 2.0

This bird also has a dark brown crown, dark grey back with black streaks, and double white wing bars on both wings.

You can watch the video of this bird below.

Unlike male birds, the females, juveniles, and non-breeding males are duller.

Image Credits: Félix Uribe / CC BY-SA 2.0

Image Credits: William H. Majoros / CC BY-SA 3.0

Blackburnian warblers distribute in eastern North America and southern Canada, southern Canadian Prairies, the Great Lakes region, New England, and North Carolina. They can be found in coniferous woodlands or mixed wooded areas.

These birds feed on insects found in treetops. They also eat berries, depending on the season.

Image Credits: fishhawk / CC BY-SA 2.0

During the breeding season, female Blackburnian warblers build nests on a horizontal branch at an altitude of 5 – 80 feet.

Image Credits: Paul Hurtado / CC BY-SA 2.0

They then lay 4 – 5 eggs, incubate them and feed the hatchlings until they are fully fledged.

Image Credits: zenbikescience / CC BY-SA 2.0

If you love this stunning little bird, just share the post with your family and friends.

H/T: One Big Birdcage

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *