Latest Hooded Warbler Stories

2011-06-04 15:52:14

Managers of northern Michigan forests may not see the birds for the trees "“ or at least are in danger of losing sight of songbird neighborhoods when looking out for timber harvests.In a novel look at managing both the future's timber harvest while being mindful of the impact on key songbirds in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Michigan State University researchers use a new forest simulation model for the first time to look at what timber-friendly hardwood regeneration can mean to bird...

2009-01-29 15:00:02

Reed warblers use mobbing as a front line of nest defense against parasitic cuckoos, according to a new report published online on January 29th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. Cuckoos act as parasites by laying their eggs in the nests of other birds, reed warblers in particular, burdening their hosts with the trouble of raising young that don't belong to them. "Historically, determination of the effectiveness of nest defense against brood parasitism has proven difficult," said...

2008-06-21 12:00:12

PORT ROWAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 21, 2008) - Canada's Environment Minister, John Baird, and Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Member of Parliament for Haldimand - Norfolk, Diane Finley, today announced $677,037 in funding to protect wild bird species at-risk, their nests and their habitat. Work will be carried out by Bird Studies Canada, a not-for-profit organization that advances the understanding, appreciation and conservation of wild birds and their habitat in...

2004-11-28 03:00:22

The astonishing diversity of avian movement patterns, reproductive tactics, and survival rates creates rich opportunities for study, but also presents enormous challenges for explaining variation among life-history traits and dispersal. Dispersal decisions shape the genetic structure of populations and thus can be of considerable importance in processes such as speciation. Moreover, a better understanding of dispersal and movement among populations remains fundamental for effective...

Latest Hooded Warbler Reference Libraries

2005-06-09 08:47:25

The Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrine) is a New World warbler that breeds in eastern North America across the eastern USA and into southernmost Canada. This migratory bird winters in Central America and the West Indies and very rarely Western Europe. The Hooded Warbler has a plain olive green-brown back and yellow underparts. The outer tail has white feather fringes. The male has a black hood surrounding the yellow face. The breeding habitat is broadleaved woodlands with dense...

Wilson's Warbler, Wilsonia pusilla
2005-06-01 20:39:47

The Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla) is a New World warbler that breeds in northern North America across Canada and south through the western USA. It is migratory, wintering in Central America. This is a very rare vagrant to Wwestern Europe. The Wilson's Warbler has a plain green-brown back and yellow underparts. The male has a small black cap. Males of the western race W. p. chryseola are greener above and brighter than the eastern race. The breeding habitat is fairly open...

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