The picture of this female Black and White Warbler was taken during fall migration at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. This Black and White Warbler was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the Black and White Warbler, click on the arrow below.
Black-and-white Warblers act more like nuthatches than warblers, foraging for hidden insects in the bark of trees by creeping up, down, and around branches and trunks. The photograph of this pretty Black and White Warbler was taken at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx in the Twin Lake area.
Distinctive in both plumage and behavior, the Black-and-white Warbler forages for insects while creeping along the trunks and branches of trees. It is tempting to describe the Black-and-white Warbler as a specialist wood-warbler, the only species to focus the bulk of its foraging on bark of trunks and large limbs. It is more accurate to define this species’ foraging niche as “wide” because the species frequently joins other warblers in outer branches and gleans foliage.
Click below to hear the song of the Black and White Warbler