Habitat: This Warbler species is fairly common in second-growth woodland and forest borders. They are usually more abundant in the lowlands and foothills. Distribution: This species is migratory. It breeds in eastern North America and migrate south from southern United States to northern South America and in the West Indies. Natural History Notes: The Black-and-white Warbler is usually found alone whitin a groups of other bird species. It will move up and down trees, looking for insects and spiders. The song of this bird consists of a series of high vocals like "see wee-see wee-see wee-see wee-see wee-see". Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC). It is a latitudinal migratory species. Characteristics: The total length of this species varies between 12 cm and 13.3 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). It has a fine pointed beige beak and short black legs. This bird is characterized by a stripe pattern of black and white all over its body, except for the center of the body that is all white. The male shows black cheeks and a black throat, whereas the female has the underparts whiter than that of the male.