BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (Mniotilta varia)
1927 Santa Barbara Island: “ Mniotilta varia. Black-and-white Warbler. An adult male of this species was seen by Pemberton at a distance of less than fifteen feet and positively identified. The bird was working its way through the dahlias and its habit of creeping around the trunks of these plants after the manner of creepers established its identity beyond a doubt. This is a new species along the southern California coast.” [“Through the generosity of Mr. Silsby M. Spalding who placed at our disposal his splendid cruiser Padariva I the writer accompanied by H. W. Carriger, Dudley DeGroot and 0. W. Howard was enabled to spend the period from March 25 to April 5, 1927, inclusive, among the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California.”]
Pemberton, J. R. Additions to the known avifauna of the Santa Barbara Islands The Condor 30(2):144-148, March-April 1928
There are no historic collections.