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Blackburnian Warbler -
(Dendroica fusca)



  • Small songbird
  • Male has orange and black head,
         brilliant orange throat
  • Dark above with streaked back
  • Large white wing patch
  • Light below with streaked sides
  • Female has paler colors, more
         yellow than orange
  • White wingbars rather than wing patch
  • 5-5.5" (13-14cm.)


  • During migration uses deciduous and
       coniferous forests
  • Forest edges

Additional Information

  • Fairly common migrant, rare potential  
    resident in extensive conifer
         dominant forests
  • Rare breeder in southern Wisconsin
  • Recorded on several occasions in white pine
         and hemlock in the KVR in summer
  • Found high in the canopy, usually
         heard, not seen

Comparable Species

  • American Redstart

Blackburnian Warbler singing from the tree 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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