How to Draw a Cerulean Warbler

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Cerulean Warbler in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Cerulean Warbler.

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How to Draw a Cerulean Warbler - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw the head with a short, thin beak in the middle.

Step 2: Bring your warbler to life by adding an eye and two lines to the beak. Draw a slightly curved line beneath the eye.

Step 3: Next, draw the body by making a short line for the back of your bird and a rounded line for the belly of your bird. For the feathers of the bird add small details like the ones seen in the picture.

Step 4: The tail of the Cerulean warbler is simple. Draw a line that arches down and almost touches the line you drew for the bird's belly. Add one line in the middle of the tail to create the separation of its feathers.

Step 5: Now it's time to draw your warbler's wing. Use a slightly curved line for the main shape of the wing. Create the wing's feathers by drawing U shapes in various sizes within the wing.

Step 6: The last step is to draw the thin legs and feet of the warbler. Draw two straight lines from beneath your bird's belly and add three toes to each leg. Have the feet wrap around a simple branch made of two straight lines and your Cerulean warbler drawing will be complete.

Interesting Facts about the Cerulean Warbler

The Cerulean warbler is a small warbler bird. It grows to about 12 centimeters in length and weights from 8 to 10 grams. The Cerulean warbler has blue upperparts with two white wing bars. This bird is found in Canada and the United States. It migrates south for the winter and can be found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, or Bolivia.

Did you know?

  • This species is listed as vulnerable, because it has had a population decrease due to habitat loss.
  • The Cerulean warbler has a high-pitched song.
  • Cerulean warblers have a long migration that covers approximately 2,500 miles each way.
  • Female Cerulean warblers lay an average of four eggs each year. These eggs are incubated for about 11 to 13 days.
  • The lifespan of the Cerulean warbler is about six years.

Lesson plan note: Bird watching is a great activity for students to observe all the different species of birds in their area. Older students can bring binoculars from home. Younger students can make binoculars. To make the binoculars, cut an empty paper towel roll in half and tape or glue them side by side to resemble binoculars. Have each student decorate their binoculars by coloring or gluing decorations on them. Have each student take their binoculars outside and look for various birds to fly by.

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