Black and White Warbler

Mniotilta varia

Black and White Warbler


As their name suggests, black and white warblers are small black and white striped birds. The male of this species has a black throat and cheek that the females don’t.

Range & Habitat

They live in forests from Canada to the southern US and can be found in gardens, parks and front lawns during migration on its way to and from the southern US and northern South America.

Diet & Behaviour

They are also called the ‘black and white creeper’ because they creep along tree trunks looking for tasty insects.

Lifecycle & Threats

They usually lay four to five purple-speckled eggs in ground nests placed next to the base of rocks, trees or stumps.


COSEWIC: Not at Risk
CDC: Yellow

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