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Black-throated Blue Warbler

Setophaga caerulescens

Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Parulidae
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Table 1

Measurements of adult Black-throated Blue Warblers from Ridgway (1902) except as noted.

  • (1)From mist net captures in Jun at Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire (Holmes 1986).
  • (2)From mist net captures in late Oct to Nov in Jamaica, West Indies (Holmes et al. 1989, RTH).

Male (n = 17)Female (n = 10)
MeanRangeMeanRange
Wing length65.262.0–67.061.160.0–63.0
Tail length51.149.0–54.048.547.5–51.0
Tarsus length18.717.5–19.518.618.0–19.0
Exposed Culmen9.48.5–10.09.29.0–9.5
Breeding mass (g) (1)9.8(± 0.5 SD, n = 70)10.1(± 0.9 SD, n = 55)
Wintering mass (g) (2)9.0(± 0.6 SD, n = 30)8.7(± 0.6 SD, n = 21)


Table 2

Black-throated Blue Warbler: frequency of occurance by ecological region in s. Quebec. From Gauthier and Aubry 1996

  • Darveau 1996a
  • * minimal: 0-29.9%; low: 30-59.9%; high: 60-89.9%; maximal: 90-100%
  • ** deciduous forest: 1-7; mixed forest: 8-11; coniferous forest: 12-17

Ecological regions**(forest regions)
Adequately covered squares
Squares in which reported
% of squares in which reported
Relative abundance (%)*
1. Sugar maple-hickory and sugar maple-basswood
97
40
41.2 ± 4.9
43.1
2. Sugar maple-basswood
153
103
67.3 ± 3.9
70.3
3. Sugar maple-basswood and sugar maple-yellow birch
101
87
86.1 ± 4.2
89.9
4. Sugar maple-yellow birch-basswood
56
53
94.6 ± 5.6
98.8
5. Sugar maple-yellow birch-beechand sugar maple-yellow birch-basswood
113
104
92.0 ± 3.0
96.1
6. Sugar maple-yellow birch-beech
71
68
95.8 ± 4.7
100.0
7. Sugar maple-yellow birch-balsam fir
19
17
89.5 ± 15.5
93.4
8. Sugar maple-yellow birchand balsam fir-yellow birch
47
43
91.5 ± 7.6
95.5
9. Balsam fir-yellow birch
87
53
60.9 ± 9.5
63.6
10. Balsam fir-white-birch or balsam fir-red maple
46
26
56.5 ± 12.4
59.0
11. Yellow birch-balsam fir
52
37
71.2 ± 12.8
74.3
12. Balsam fir-white birch (west)
59
25
42.4 ± 12.9
44.2
13. Balsam fir-white birch (east)
76
28
36.8 ± 10.6
38.5
14. Balsam fir-black spruce
28
3
10.7 ± 12.6
11.2
15. White spruce-balsam firand balsam fir-white spruce
22
1
4.5 ± 10.3
4.7
16. Black spruce-balsam fir-moss
18
4
22.2 ± 22.2
23.2
17. Black spruce-moss
32
0
0
0


Recommended Citation

Holmes, R. T., S. A. Kaiser, N. L. Rodenhouse, T. S. Sillett, M. S. Webster, P. Pyle, and M. A. Patten (2017). Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens), version 3.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.btbwar.03