Friday, May 08, 2015

Friday's Foto

Wintering from central Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula south, the Kentucky Warbler's breeding range ends just south of New York City in New Jersey. The few individuals that regularly appear around NYC during spring migration are considered overshoots. While their status is currently listed as "Least Concern" by the IUCN, this beautiful woodland species was listed in "The State of the Birds Report 2014" due to declining numbers likely related to loss of forest habitat. Alexander Wilson discovered the Kentucky Warbler in 1811 and named it for the state in which it was found.

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