New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) - HBW 15, p. 761

French: Paruline noir et blanc German: Kletterwaldsänger 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.