31 Cool Bird Facts #17 – Blue-winged Warbler

This Blue-winged Warbler [Vermivora pinus] was caught in the act! Despite their bright colors, they can often be overlooked. A little trick to remember their sound from the closely related Golden-winged Warbler is:

  • Blue-winged, two syllables = “bee-bzzz”
  • Gold-en-winged, three syllables = “bee-bzzz-bzzzz”

Blue-winged Warblers Poop Too

Hybridizes extensively with Golden-winged Warbler, giving rise to the distinctly plumaged “Brewster’s” and “Lawrence’s” warblers. – Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds

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