Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler
 The Nashville warbler is a poorly named new world warbler. Rarely are these birds found near Nashville. They breed primarily in eastern Canada, the northeastern U. S. and northern Great Lakes. They winter in Mexico and northern Central America. In the spring and fall they migrate across the central United States on their way between breeding and wintering grounds. In 1811 Alexander Wilson observed one of these birds near Nashville during migration and subsequently named it the Nashville warbler.
Nashville Warbler
 There is separate population of Nashville warblers that breed along the west coast. These birds were once considered a different species called the Calaveras warbler. Even though they look a little different and the western population will wag heir tail while the eastern population do not, the Calaveras is now considered a subspecies of the Nashville.


Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Gorgeous Warbler with very bright whote eye ring.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Both this selection and the one below are so PRETTY!

Unknown said...

Hi Ecobirder

A good choice for this weeks challenging letter.... another wonderful bird!

Have a nice abc-week / - day
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-w-team)

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful bird!

Roger Owen Green said...

Doesn't look like a country singer anyway!