Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spectacular Warbler

I took my biogeography class to the Louisiana Purchase State Park in the Little Cypress Creek Swamp. Just as I was telling the class to be on the look out for the Prothonotary Warbler because this was prime habitat for them, I heard this fellow sing out. However, the wind was blowing so hard I felt I had little chance of actually spotting this guy, let alone get some good pics, but here he is in all his glory. What a beautiful bird. The Prothonotary Warblers are only one of two warblers that nest in cavities and are named after the Roman Catholic prothonotaries (clerks) who all wore bright yellow robes.

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