Sunday, January 3, 2016

Warblers of Southern Arizona: Black and White Warbler

Today I am starting a series on Warblers of Southern Arizona. I will start in alphabetical order. First up:

Black and White Warbler

Distinctive Identification Marks:
black and white striped crown; long slightly curved bill; broad white supercilium; no other color but black or white; black large arrowhead marks on white under tail coverts.

Frequency: Rare

Season: Spring and Fall

Normal Range: Eastern United States

Habitat: Trunk and limbs near water

Feeding Behavior:
Gleaning: perched bird takes prey from branch

General Behavior:
Creeping in large (old) deciduous or mixed forest trees

Where to Find:
Sweetwater Wetlands
Patagonia Sonoita Creek Preserve
Santa Cruz River (Ina Road, Sasco Road)
Tanque Verde Wash

Chance of Finding:
In an area recently reported: 25%; It is conspicuous because of its creeping behavior.
In an area not recently reported: slim

Black and White Warbler

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