SPECIES

Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata Scientific name definitions

William DeLuca, Rebecca Holberton, Pamela D. Hunt, and Bonita C. Eliason
Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020
Text last updated June 4, 2013

Tables and Appendices

Table 1

Body measurements of nestling Blackpoll Warblers. Means based on oldest 4 nestlings from four broods of 5 (BCE). Data shown as mean ± SD.

Age (d)Mass (g)Wing (mm)Tarsus (mm)
01.5 ± 0.075.77.0 ± 0.26
12.4 ± 0.197.5 ± 0.378.7
23.8 ± 0.448.5 ± 0.2511.1 ± 0.23
35.0 ± 0.7010.2 ± 1.1913.0 ± 0.52
46.6 ± 1.1414.2 ± 1.9315.1 ± 1.07
58.4 ± 1.0018.6 ± 2.0217.5 ± 1.29
610.0 ± 0.7323.5 ± 2.4519.7 ± 1.24
710.9 ± 0.5029.0 ± 2.3521.1 ± 0.84
811.3 ± 0.9333.9 ± 0.4221.9 ± 0.79


Appendix 1

Development of cloacal protuberance and brood patch for Blackpoll Warblers over the breeding season, as a percentage of total birds captured. Dashes indicate stage was not observed in a given week. Data are from the Green Mountains, VT, Catskill Mountains, NY and the Taconic Mountains, NY collected 1994-2010 (K. McFarland, unpubl. data).

Week of the year
21222324 2526272829303132333435
Cloacal protuberance (males, N = 1150)
Non-breeding30461-21 17154482 89100100
Slight swell3019136454122456441811--
Evenly swollen4058423722233546392611----
Bulbous, breeding-19395673706040304-----
Brood patch (females, N = 752)
Non-breeding1009886 46 11 4 3 2- 13 251771100100
Loss of feathers-- 51912-32-------
Slight swelling-26181911222------
Fully vascular, incubating--2175560423418813 ----
Drying, swelling down----2254959707950 5029--
Refeathering----- --210-1333---


Recommended Citation

DeLuca, W., R. Holberton, P. D. Hunt, and B. C. Eliason (2020). Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bkpwar.01