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Warbler, Myrtle bird pictures


Warbler, Myrtle bird picturesMYRTLE WARBLER
655. Dendroica coronata. 5 1/2 inches

Yellow patches on crown, sides, and rump; outer tail feathers with large white spots; female duller and browner.

During migrations these pretty birds are very abundant in the United States.

They usually travel in large flocks so that a small piece of woodland is literally flooded with them when they pause in the flight to feed upon insects or small berries.

They are often known as Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Song. - A clear, broken trill or warble

Nest. - Usually in coniferous trees, though sometimes in others, and at low elevations; of plant fibres and grasses; the four or five eggs are white, spotted and blotched with reddish brown (.70 x .54).

Range. - Eastern N.A., breeding from northern New England and Minnesota northward; winters south of the U.S.