Blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata

Identification Tips:

Adult male alternate:

Basic and immature:

Similar species:

In alternate plumage, the black crown and white face of the male are somewhat similar to the Black-and-white Warbler but it has a striped crown and a different feeding strategy (it creeps along trunks and branches). Basic (fall) and immature plumages are very dull and most similar to Bay-breasted and Pine Warblers. The Bay-breasted Warbler has black legs, buffy undertail coverts, and a less streaky breast. Pine Warbler lacks black streaks on the back, has black legs and is often yellower on the throat and breast.