Black-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens)

Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler, male
CSU San Bernardino © Tom Benson
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler, male
CSU San Bernardino © Tom Benson

The Black-throated Gray Warbler is an uncommon spring and fairly common fall migrant on campus in April and September-October. It is a common spring and fall migrant, and rare wintering bird in southern California. The sycamore trees that line the front of the campus are often the best places to find flocks of migrant warblers.

High Count: 6, Average Count: 2

Male Black-throated Gray Warblers can be identified by their broadly black-and-white striped heads with yellow lores (area between the bill and the eye) and black throat, gray upperparts, and white underparts with black streaking down the sides. Females have a mostly white throat and show dark gray instead of black.


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