Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler
 The palm warbler is a bird that is found in the eastern half of North America. They breed up in the bogs and boreal forests of Canada. Palm warblers in the western portions of the range tend to be duller with bellies that are pale yellow to white. Birds in the eastern portion of the range usually have an entirely yellow belly. Since Minnesota is on the western range our birds are not as bright. You can see the white patches on the breast of the bird pictured above. Like most warblers the Palm warbler is primarily a bug eater. I most often see them on the ground foraging in the brush for bugs. During the winter they head south and live along the gulf coast and Caribbean. During migration they will supplement their diet with seeds and berries.

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Nora said...

I think they have the right idea about going south for the winter...beautiful bird.

Roger Owen Green said...

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wally Jones said...

Just found your site and love it!
I counted 26 Palm Warblers this morning on a walk through a marsh here in west central Florida. We get a lot of them during migration.
- Wally

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a lovely species, and heading south, that might be the best route to take, for the weather had been crazy~

Neil said...

Beautiful bird.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - thats a good looking bird. You really do have a lot of warblers in the States.

Thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Australia