Black-and-White Warbler — Mniotilta varia

Order Passeriformes
Family Parulidae
Genus Mniotilta
Species varia
The Black And White Warbler is an early spring migrant. Its overall black and white streaks are distinctive. Often it is seen creeping along the trunks or branches of trees in search of insects in bark crevices. It is common throughout the eastern United States and nests in Virginia. The female is similar to the male, but with paler markings.

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