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Beak of the Week - Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler ( Setophaga fusca ) Family: Parulidae The Blackburnian Warbler is a small songbird with a bright orange throat and face with a black crown, broad white wingbars, and a triangular ear patch. Females and juveniles are paler and yellower overall. They have a thin call that increases in speed that sounds like sleet-sleet-sleet-sleetee-sleeeee.  They live in woodland areas, specifically conifers in the summer and humid mountain forests in the winter.   They eat mostly insects and especially enjoy caterpillars.  During summer they will eat many caterpillars and sometimes beetles, ants, flies, and spiders.  During winter they will branch out and feed on some berries as well.  Blackburnian Warblers feed mostly in treetops, looking for insects along small branches. They will also search in dead leaf clumps or hover to take insects from the underside of leaves. Males tend to forage higher in the trees than females. Blackburnian Warblers will court the female by singing and p
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