A summer resident in Missouri, the cerulean warbler is more common in the southeastern Ozarks but rare elsewhere in the state. Its numbers are small and declining, and for that reason our nation may soon classify it as endangered.
Male cerulean warblers are azure blue on the back and white on the belly. They have dark streaking on the flanks and back, and there are two white wingbars. This species is rare and imperiled in our state and may soon be declared federally endangered.
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