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Blackburnian Warbler - Dendroica fusca

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blackburnian warbler

The most distinctive characteristics of the Blackburnian Warbler are its treetop ecology and the breeding male’s color. One of a large genus of morphologically and ecologically similar warblers, the Blackburnian is the only one with orange in its plumage. The male’s striking black-and-orange pattern makes some observers think of a miniature oriole. Its canopy nesting habits have defied many researchers’ efforts to study its breeding ecology. An estimated 57% of its global population nests in Canada’s Boreal region.

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This website has been established and is being managed by the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy to support the work of the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI).

CASRI is a partnership of diverse interests with a common goal of restoring historic red spruce-northern hardwood ecosystems across the high elevation landscapes of Central Appalachia. It is comprised of private, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations who share a recognition of the importance of this ecosystem.

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Julie Fosbender

Partnership coordinator

US Forest Service

Monongahela National Forest

jfosbender@fs.fed.us

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