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Black-throated Green Warbler
(Dendroica virens)

Black-throated Green WarblerThe black-throated green warbler is known for the male’s characteristic singing behavior during breeding season. Its love of song reaches epic proportions—a male was once documented singing 466 times in one hour! The male sings one version of the song toward the center of his territory to attract females. He sings a different version around the edges of his territory to ward off other males.

The black-throated green warbler prefers to breed in areas with conifers such as hemlock, and it adapts very well to similar habitats. However, coniferous forest logging does affect this bird’s population. The southern population seems to be increasing over time, while the population in the north—where more logging occurs—is decreasing. While the overall population is stable, banding data collected by stations such as Powdermill’s is crucial to monitoring this bird’s long-term welfare.


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Adoptions at the $75 Level include these benefits:

  • Optional e-card for gift recipients (look on confirmation page after purchase)
  • Personalized adoption certificate printed with unique band number, photo of adopted species, and species highlights
  • Replica bird band
  • Invitation to attend a special adopter-only morning at the bird banding station
  • eNews updates about our bird research
  • Two free passes to Carnegie Museum of Natural History; $39 of each $75 adoption is tax-deductible
  • Admission to Powdermill Nature Reserve is always free

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

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