2013 Bonanza Bird #11: Worm-eating Warbler

We're eleven birds into our 2013 Birdorable Bonanza! Today a lovely lurking warbler joins the family. Today's Bonanza bird is the Worm-eating Warbler.

Birdorable Worm-eating Warbler

Worm-eating Warblers don't eat too many worms. They are known to lurk near the forest floor, but they forage for insects like spiders and caterpillars in the understory, not typically right on the ground. So earthworms aren't usually on the menu for these cuties.

Worm eating warbler
Worm eating warbler by WarblerLady (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Worm-eating Warblers do, however, nest on the ground. A small nest of leaves and moss is built in a safe place on the forest floor. Their elegant yet dull olive-brown plumage helps incubating Worm-eating Warblers stay out of the sight of predators.

worm-eating warbler

Tomorrow we'll add a colorful, conspicuous and boisterous species of flycatcher that is a target species for south Texas birders.



Louise Warner on February 25, 2017 at 1:19 PM wrote:
yeah, i hate to say it, but not a superb starling maybe?
Louise Warner on March 17, 2017 at 10:27 AM wrote:
great kiskadee?
Andrew on November 21, 2018 at 4:29 AM wrote:
the bird is flying!
Andrew on November 21, 2018 at 4:29 AM wrote:
good work?
Andrew on November 21, 2018 at 4:30 AM wrote:
eat food with birds. maybe?

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