Black-and-White Warbler

Black and White Warbler at Idylwild WMA

Black and White Warbler at Idylwild WMA.

The Black-and-White Warbler (Mniotilta varia) is a small songbird that acts more like a woodpecker or nuthatch than it does a Warbler. Even its breast markings and wing pattern are similar to a Hairy Woodpecker, but its longer bill and head shape can help distinguish it as a warbler.

I spotted the one in the photo above at Idylwild WMA.

Mostly a forest and wooded are bird, this Warbler will breed in Maryland in the spring and summer months.

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