Worm-eating Warbler 2
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|From my trip to Ohio.|
The Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) is a small New World warbler.
It is 13 cm long and weighs 13 g. It is relatively plain with olive-brown upperparts and light-coloured underparts, but has black and light brown stripes on its head. It has a slim pointed bill and pink legs. In immature birds, the head stripes are brownish.
This bird breeds in dense deciduous forests in the eastern United States, usually on wooded slopes. The nest is an open cup placed on the ground, hidden among dead leaves. The female lays 4 or 5 eggs. Both parents feed the young; they may try to distract predators near the nest by pretending to be injured.
In winter, these birds migrate to southern Mexico and Central America.
Worm-eating Warblers eat insects, usually searching in dead leaves or bark on trees and shrubs, also picking through dead leaves on the forest floor. Despite their name, they rarely if ever eat earthworms.
The male's song is a short high-pitched trill. This bird's call is a chip or tseet.
Worm-eating Warblers have disappeared from some parts of their range due to habitat loss. They are vulnerable to nest parasitism by the Brown-headed Cowbird where forests are fragmented.
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- [2013-04-29 23:20]
Hello, excellent close up. Perfect exposure choice renders a clear sharp image.
- [2013-04-29 23:34]
Beautiful bird and excellent image. tfs.
- [2013-04-30 0:01]
Nice and lovely portrait of a beautiful bird.
Good composition and details in
nice natural colours.
- [2013-04-30 9:21]
Just great Peter! Great sharpness, light and a beautiful composition includin the pink flower. Fantastic! Congratulation.
- [2013-04-30 14:39]
Hi Peter,a top quality pic whit the best details and colors on the bird and a nice composition too whit the pink flowers on the right as a natural background,very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Excellent photograph of The Worm-eating Warbler, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.