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Warbler, Parula bird pictures


Warbler, Parula bird picturesPARULA WARBLER
648. Compsothlypis americana. 4 1/2 inches

In the summer Parulas are found in wet swamps where the ground is covered with a carpeting of moss which only partially keeps your feet from the water below; the dead trees are covered with a growth of long, drooping moss; the ends of this moss are turned up and formed into a neat cradle within which the eggs are laid.

Song. - A little lisping trill.

Range. - Breeds in the southern half of the U.S. The Northern Parula (usnea), No. 648a, breeds in the northern half of the U.S. and southern Canada; it is brighter colored than the southern form.

Both varieties winter from the Gulf States southward.