Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanoptera
4 1/2" (11 cm). Sexes similar, mostly bright yellow with blue-gray wings, 2 white wing bars, and black line through eye. Greenish back and tail.
Insect-like buzzy song, which sounds like a tired sigh, seee-bzzz, the bzzz pitched lower.
dawn song #2
dawn song #3
dawn song #1
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Abandoned fields and pastures grown up to saplings; forest clearings and edges with clumps of catbrier, blackberry, and various bushes and young trees.
Breeds from Nebraska, central Iowa, southern Wisconsin, southern Ontario, and central New England south through east-central and Atlantic Coast states to northern Georgia. Winters in tropics.
This warbler perches motionless for minutes at a time when uttering its song. It frequently hybridizes with its close relative the Golden-winged Warbler. Where the ranges of the two species overlap, the Blue-winged is crowding out the Golden-winged.
5 brown-dotted white eggs in a grass-lined cup of dead leaves and fibers, placed on or very near the ground in thick undergrowth.