Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) - HBW 15, p. 761
French: Paruline noir et blanc
Spanish: Reinita Trepadora
Taxonomy: Motacilla varia Linnaeus, 1766, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Closely related to Dendroica and has sometimes been placed in that genus. Has hybridized with Dendroica cerulea and Dendroica fusca. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds in C & S Canada (from NE British Columbia, extreme SE Yukon and SW Northwest Territories E to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia) and S in E USA to Gulf states (excluding Gulf coastal region). Migrates to region from Gulf of Mexico coast and Florida S throughout Middle America and Caribbean to NW South America (mainly in Andes S to Peru), wintering less commonly also on S North American Atlantic coast and in Baja California.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 15 videos
A male forages on an oak tree, catching and eating a moth. Locality Sabine Woods, Jefferson County, Texas, USA (United States)
steve dillinger 28 April 2010 2 years ago 20 sec 4.9
An adult female foraging on a trunk Locality Chicago, Illinois, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2004 6 years ago 17 sec 4.5
A female having a bath in a pond Locality High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Bill Wayman 31 March 2006 5 years ago 29 sec 4.3
A female sunning Locality Cerro Plano Ecological Sanctuary, Cerro Plano, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 18 March 2007 5 years ago 13 sec 4.1
Slow-motioned views Locality Panama
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2010 2 years ago 48 sec 3.8
This bird loves to be upside down Locality Metropolitan Natural Park, Panama City, Panama Province, Panama
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2010 2 years ago 41 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 32 photos
Locality Sussex County, New Jersey, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Paul A Guris 9 January 2012 49 weeks ago 4.5
A perched female bird
Locality Central Park, New York City, New York, USA (United States)
Bill Benish 4 May 2010 2 years ago 4.3
Bird located in front courtyard of residence along North Sea Pines Drive.
Locality Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 5 February 2013 15 weeks ago 4.2
Female bird in Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
Locality Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
John Pratt 12 August 2008 19 weeks ago 4.1
A bird on a tree
Locality Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo Province, Ecuador
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 13 October 2012 22 weeks ago 4
Foraging among delicate mosses at Cinchona Gardens, Jamaica.
Locality Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica
David Lingard 13 November 2012 22 weeks ago 4