Monday, October 12, 2009

All About Yellow Rumped Warblers

We've yellow rumped warblers two times at the bird banding barn. The males are bright yellow, and the females are brownish gray. They eat mostly berries. Stay here in the winter, so they don't migrate. They don't eat many insects, so they can stay here. It's too cold for insects, they would have to migrate south. The nickname that the research assistants call them is "Butter Butts."

Facts we learned while making this post:
First we listened to its call.
They breed in the warm weather in forests. In winter, they find open fruit bushed areas with scattered trees.
The female builds the nest out of twigs and grass. She might also use moose, horse and deer hairs! It is a cup shape at the end.
This is a male yellow rumped warbler.
This is a female yellow rumped warbler.

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