Saturday, January 16, 2016

Saturday Sightings- Cerulean Warbler

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Though this little birds aren't currently around at the moment, let's learn a little about them for when they get back.

This species of bird is a songbird that nests and forages high in the forest canopy, so is not easily seen.  They breed in deciduous forests in eastern North America and migrate to mountain areas in South America for the winter, in the shade of trees on coffee plantations.  The cerulean warbler eats mainly insects, sometimes catching them in flight. 

The cerulean warbler population is quickly declining, due to their wintering habitat in the northern Andes dwindling and also due to their vulnerability to nest parasitism by the brown-headed cowbird.  

Have a great upcoming week!

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