There are 54 species of Wood-Warblers and many of these are found in Florida as residents or visitors during migration.  Here are a few questions to test your knowledge of these popular songbirds.  Answers to these questions can be found in Field Guide to Warblers (2004) by Donald and Lillian Stokes.





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1.   Many warblers have yellow throats. 
      Which warbler in this list does not have a yellow throat?
      a.  Prairie  Warbler
      b.  Wilson's Warbler
      c.  Yellow Warbler
      d.  Swainson's Warbler

2.  Field marks such as wing bars, eye rings, or eye stripes help 
      in  identifying birds.  Which of the following warblers lacks wing 
      a.  Blackpoll Warbler
      b.  Worm-eating Warbler
      c.  Yellow-throated Warbler
      d.  Black and White Warbler

3.  Warblers have preferences for where they nest. 
      Which of the following warblers does not usually nest on the 

      a.  Cerulean Warbler
      b.  Black-and-white Warbler
      c.  Kentucky Warbler
      d.  Ovenbird

4.  The behavior of warblers aids in identification.  Some bob, wave, 
      or spread their tails.  Which warbler is known for the colors it 
      shows in fanning its tail?

      a.  Palm Warbler
      b.  Pine Warbler
      c.  American Redstart
      d.  Connecticut Warbler

5.  Spring migration for many warblers is between April 1st to 20th. 
      Which warbler is likely to appear in the Southeast of the USA
      before April 1st?

      a.  Common Yellowthroat
      b.  Northern Parula
      c.  Prairie Warbler
      d.  Bay-breasted Warbler

6.  Some migrating warblers cross the Gulf of Mexico while others go 
      around it on land.  Which of the following warblers is likely to use
      the land route?
      a.  Canada Warbler
      b.  Chestnut-sided Warbler
      c.   Blackburnian Warbler
      d.   Prothonotary Warbler

7.  Warblers who nest in trees have preferred levels.
      Which warbler prefers to be higher than 10 feet in the tree?

      a.  Blackpoll Warbler
      b.  Magnolia Warbler
      c.  Lucy's Warbler
      d.  Yellow-rumped Warbler

8.  Adult warblers may change plumage four times a year.  Here are 
     three with only one plumage per year.  Name one more.
      a. Black-throated Gray Warbler
      b. Black-throated Green Warbler
      c. Yellow-breasted Chat
      d.  ________________________________

9.  Warblers may decline as a species if their preferred habitats are 
     wiped out by development or forest fragmentation.  Three of the 
     following species are in decline.  Which is not?

       a.  Cerulean Warbler
       b.  Lucy's Warbler
       c.  Pine Warbler
       d.  Kentucky Warbler

10.  Wood Warblers and Wrens have a similar range of sizes: 4.5" to 
    7.5" and 4" to 8.5".  Which of the following characteristics apply 
    more to wrens than warblers.

        a.  Chunky
        b.  Straight bills
        c.  Uptilted tails
        d.  Loud song 

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