Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
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|The Chestnut-sided Warbler is a New World warbler. They breed in eastern North America and in southern Canada westwards to the Canadian Prairies. They also breed in the Great Lakes region and in the eastern USA. Wikipedia|
Scientific name: Dendroica pensylvanica
Chestnut-sided Warblers are birds of new growth, not of mature forest. The settling and clearing and subsequent regrowth of eastern North America was a bonanza for these birds even as it was a disaster for many forest-dependent species. As forest reclaims many areas that had at one time been cleared for farming and the habitat becomes unsuitable for Chestnut-sided Warblers, their potential breeding areas shrink. They are in decline, but not precipitous decline. More of a danger are the areas that have been completely lost to development. Forest might eventually be logged or burned, leading to the early successional habitat that Dendroica pensylvanica likes, but developed land likely never will become appropriate habitat for them. Despite the lost of habitat BirdLife International lists the Chestnut-sided Warbler as a Species of Least Concern because of its large range and population. BirdLife International does, however, acknowledge that the population is decreasing but “the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable.”
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- [2013-06-18 23:20]
interestingly framed with artistic view. interesting species. good work.
- [2013-06-18 23:36]
Fine image of this beautiful bird perched on lovely flowers...great capture, very artistic one. tfs.
This is classic image, real piece of art, I just loved it, almost like a painting, very well framed Peter,TFS