- There are two different groups of Warblers – Old World and New World – and they are not related.
- The yellow warbler is the most widespread of the Old World species.
- They are a variety of small songbirds found in most regions throughout the world.
Welcome to the Warbler Quiz, where you can test your knowledge and learn more about one of the birds that have a song set that is unlike any other! This little songbird is known for its many different songs going on at one time. The males of some species sing a series of 6–10 whistled notes that accelerate over the course of the roughly 1-second song and often end on a rising note.
Take the quiz to test your knowledge of Warblers if you believe you know everything there is to know about them or if you want to learn more about this buzzy little songbird!
Types Of Warblers
This species is broken into two groups – Old World, in the family Sylviidae and New World, in the family Parulidae. These families are not related to each other. The family Parulidae contains over 117 different species divided into 18 genera. The family Sylviidae is considered one of the most vocally diverse bird families in the world. At one time, this family made up almost 400 species and 70 genera but was broken down into an additional nine families. Some of the many species in the family Sylviidae, genus Sylvia are:
- Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
- Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
- Arabian Warbler (Sylvia leucomelaena)
- Desert Whitethroat (Sylvia minula)
- Banded Parisoma (Sylvia boehmi)
Interesting Warbler Facts
The Kirtland’s Warbler, of the New World order, is one of the rarest songbirds in North America. This little blue-grey and yellow bird can usually only be reliably found in Michigan and even has tourists flocking to the state in hopes of seeing this rarity. There is even a monument erected in this songbird’s honor in the town of Mio, Michigan. Keep reading to discover more interesting warbler facts.
- The smallest of the species is the Golden-crowned Kinglet, which weighs only a few grams.
- Old World warblers are mostly dully colored, with gray, green, yellow, and brown plumage, and are usually darker on top and lighter below.
- Some of the males have black or gray plumage on their heads and females have duskier colors.
- Lucy’s warbler (Oreothlypis luciae) is the smallest species of New World warbler at just 0.23 oz.