male, as told by black throat (Texas, USA; 2006-04-08)

Black-and-white Warbler
Mniotilta varia

Native Range: North America

Notes: a very distinctive warbler plumage-wise and behaviorally; both sexes show black-and-white-striped plumage; feeds by spiraling almost nuthatch-like around tree trunks and major tree limbs, both in broadleaf and mixed forests.

female holding an earwig insect (Michigan, USA; 2007-08-08)

female, as told by white throat (California, USA; 2009-01-04)

dorsal view; black-and-white crown and back (California, USA; 2009-01-04)

female; black-and-white striped all over (California, USA; 2009-01-04)

spirals nuthatch-like on tree limbs (California, USA; 2006-10-08)