French: Paruline noir et blanc German: Kletterwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita trepadora
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
C & S Canada (from NE British Columbia, extreme SE Yukon and SW Northwest Territories E to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia) and S in E USA to Gulf states (excluding Gulf coastal region). Migrates to region from Gulf of Mexico coast and Florida S throughout Central America and Caribbean to NW South America (mainly in Andes S to Peru), wintering less commonly also on S North American Atlantic coast and in Baja California.
11–13 cm; 8·8–15·2 g. Unmistakable, fairly stocky and relatively short-tailed parulid with boldly striped black-and-white plumage and distinctive... read more
Two song types. Type 1 song a fairly long series of very high-pitched, thin, squeaky double notes,... read more
Breeds in variety of deciduous and mixed forests and woodlands, especially in damp areas, favouring... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and other arthropods; takes fruit occasionally in winter. Forages at all levels, by climbing up and down trunks and main... read more
Season late Apr to early Aug (mainly May–Jul), egg-laying mainly Apr–Jun. Nest a cup of grass, leaves, bark strips, moss and... read more
Short-distance to long-distance migrant. Leaves breeding grounds during Jul and early Aug, N birds... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common throughout range. No evidence of overall change in status, although local increases recorded, and also declines in... read more
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