astronomy-to-zoology: Kirtland’s Warbler (Setophaga…


Kirtland’s Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii)

…a small species of New World warbler that occurs in a limited area of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, although individuals have been spotted in Ontario and Quebec as well. They will winter in a small area in the Bahamas, and parts of Turks and Caicos. Like other warblers S.kirtlandii feeds mostly on flying insects, however they are also known to eat pine needles, grasses, and berries. Males will  arrive at the breeding site before the females and will promptly claim and defend a piece of territory by singing. When the females arrive they will judge the males based on their voices and will select the ones with the best songs. Egg laying will occurs between May and June and 3-6 eggs are reared.


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Images: Tom Benson and Jeol Trick

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