The Black-throated Green Warbler (Dendroica virens) is an uncommon, forest-interior, neotropical migrant songbird that is restricted in British Columbia to the Boreal Plains and Taiga Plains ecoprovinces. Its distribution is linked with the distribution of mature and old-growth mixedwoods, especially older riparian stands. Although little is known about its ecology in British Columbia, harvesting of mature mixedwoods and spruce stands is the primary cause for concern, and the effects of harvesting are forecast to be severe. Much of its habitat in the Peace Lowland is privately owned and there are no controls on how those lands are harvested. Even though populations are thought to be more numerous locally than for some other rare, northeastern warblers, we recommend moving the Black-throated Green Warbler from the Blue List to the Red List, as a candidate species for Threatened status, because of the severe threats to its habitat within its primary range, the Peace Lowland.
Cooper, J.M., Enns, K.A.; Shepard, M.G.. 1997. Status of the Black-throated Green Warbler in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. WR80
Topic: Species Status
Keywords: black-throated green warbler, dendroica virens, species, status, report
Scientific Name: Dendroica virens
English Name: Black-throated Green Warbler
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