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Blue-Winged Warbler

Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-Winged Warblers breed east of the Mississippi River from northern Arkansas north to southeast Wisconsin, east to New England, but winters are spent in eastern Mexico and Central America. The birds I met in southern Texas were migrating north to perpetuate the species. Habitat change such as clear cuts forests have benefitted these birds, but at the expense of the endangered, but genetically similar Golden-Winged Warbler, which these birds will hybridize with, posing yet another threat to the Golden-Winged Warblers.

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