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Northern Parula
Setophaga americana

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

Description:
A small bird measuring up to 5 inches in length. Blue-gray above, white and yellow below with a red band across the chest, a broken white eyering, and two white wingbars.
Range:
Breeds in eastern North America and winters in South Florida, Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies.
Habitat(s):
Wet areas such as woodlands, swamps, lakes, and ponds.
Reproduction:
3 to 7 creamy white eggs are laid in a basket-shaped nest of grass hidden in Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides).
Natural History:
This species uses Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) to hide its nest.
Food:
This species feeds on insects and spiders.
Comments:
Can be found in South Florida during the winter months.

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2022.



 
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