Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Parulidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. North America

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult, basic plumage | Sex: Male | Loc. North America

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. North America

Identification & Behavior: ~13.3 cm (5.2 in). The male Blackpoll Warbler has a black cap and white cheeks. The rest of the upperparts are gray with white streaks and two white wing bars. The underparts are pale streaked with dusky. The female in breeding plumage is a dull version of the male without the black cap and gray cheeks. Both sexes have flesh-colored legs and feet. The female in basic plumage has dull marking and is yellowish overall. Also, see Black-and-White Warbler.

Status: The Blackpoll Warbler is a Boreal migrant wintering in Peru during the months of September through October. It forages in the canopy of mature and second growth forest mostly in northern Amazonia. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Reinita Estriada.

Sub-species: Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata), J. R. Forster, 1772.

Meaning of Name: Setophaga: Gr. ses, setos= moth and phagos, phagein= eating, to eat. striata: L. ex= from, out of; specific name Loxia striata Linnaeus, 1766.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.