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Blackpoll Warbler
Dendroica striata

Warblers and Tanagers
Wood-Warbler Family (Parulidae)

Size: Length: 12.5-14.5 Wingspan: 20-25 cm

Description: Usually passing through during migrations, the blackpoll warbler is only occasionally spotted. Males have a dark crown, all the way to the eyes. The cheeks are white. The back, wings and tail are dark gray, with black streaking. The wings have two white bars visible. The breast and throat are white, with some black streaking along the flanks. Females are drab and autumn males take on a similar dull appearance. The cap is lighter, more olive-brown, and there is a light eyebrow streak. The streaking on the flanks is also much lighter.

They can be found in coniferous or mixed woods, as well as burned over areas, usually with a dominance of spruce. They also like alder thickets and moist areas where they can find a diversity of insects. Their call is a simple series of one note uttered: "sit-sit-sit-sit-sit". Throughout the call the volume rises to the centre of the series, and then begins to drop off.

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