Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday's Foto

The Connecticut Warbler is not so much rare in New York as it is rarely seen. This skulker of the wood-warbler family spends most of its time walking on the ground as it forages for food in the understory of lowland woods or dense meadow thickets. Due to its secretive nature it is one of the least understood North American songbird. The migration pattern of this warbler is known as a "loop migration". During their northbound flight to its breeding grounds it follows the Mississippi flyway. In the fall they head to the east coast following the Atlantic flyway south. The IUCN lists this species as "Least Concern", however it is on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List, which lists species most in danger of extinction without significant conservation action. The scientific name Oporornis agilis means "nimble autumn bird".

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