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Rock Wren on Rock

Rock Wren on Rock
Rock Wren on Rock
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The picture of this Rock Wren on Rock was photographed at the Camas National Wildlife Refuge in Idaho. The male Rock Wren is a truly remarkable singer and can have a large song repertoire of 100 or more song types, many of which seem to be learned from neighbors.

To hear the songs of the Rock Wren click on arrow above.

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird
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The picture of this lovely Gray Catbird was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. This Gray Catbird is named for its cat-like call. Like many members of the Mimidea (most famously mockingbirds), it also mimics the songs of other birds.

Click on arrow to play the sounds of the Gray Catbird

Scarlet Tanager Male

Male Scarlet Tanager in the Grass
Male Scarlet Tanager in Grass
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Scarlet Tanagers are medium-sized songbirds with fairly stocky proportions. They have thick, rounded bills suitable both for catching insects and eating fruit. The picture of this pretty male Scarlet Tanager was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

To hear the song of the Scarlet Tanager click on the arrow above.

Cape May Warbler on Flowering Beach Plum

Magnolia Warbler on  flowering Beach Plum
Cape May Warbler on Flowering Beach Plum
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Cape May Warbler is a small songbird with a small bill and a long, narrow tail. The picture of this male Cape May Warbler on a flowering Beach Plum plant was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York.

To hear the song of the Cape May Warbler click on the arrow above.

Northern Parula Male

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Male Northern Parula
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Northern Parulas are small wood-warblers with a short tail and a thin, pointy bill. They are plump little warblers about the size of a kinglet. The picture of this Northern Paula was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York.

To hear the song of the Northern Parula, click on the arrow above.

White-eyed Vireo Spring

White-eyed Vireo in Crab Apple Tree photographed in Green-wood Cemetery.
White-eyed Vireo
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The picture of this beautiful White-eyed Vireo perched on the blossoming Crab Apple Tree was photographed at the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn New York during Spring Migration.
Click on the area below to hear the song of the White-eyed Vireo.

Palm Warbler Breeding

Palm Warbler breeding plumage photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Palm Warbler Breeding
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The picture of this pretty Palm Warbler in breeding plumage was taken at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn New York at the beginning of Spring Migration in early April.
Click on the arrow below to hear the song of the Palm Warbler.

Wood Stork Foraging


Wood Stork Foraging at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Gainesville, Florida
Wood Stork Foraging
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The picture of this Wood Stork foraging was taken at the Sweetwater Wetland Park in Gainesville, Florida during the winter months. There were quite of few Wood Storks along with most of the wading birds at this time.
Wood Storks are usually silent, but nestlings make a ruckus at the breeding colonies. Wood Storks make a clattering sound by snapping their bills together during courtship.

To hear the sounds of the breeding Wood Stork colonies click on arrow below.

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