Sub-category: Wood Warblers
These birds feed on insects and spiders, and unlike other warblers, black-and-white warblers forage like a nuthatch, moving up and down tree trunks and along branches. The summer male black-and-white warbler is boldly streaked in black and white, and the bird has been described as a flying humbug. There are two white wing bars. Female and juvenile plumages are similar, but duller and less streaked.
The breeding habitat is broadleaved or mixed woodland, preferably in wetter areas.