Birdorable Magnolia Warbler

Bonanza Bird #11: Magnolia Warbler

July 20th, 2012 in Birdorable Bonanza 2012, Warblers 4 comments

Today another warbler joins the Birdorable family. Check out our brand new Magnolia Warbler!

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warblers breed in dense forests of southeastern Canada and parts of the northeastern United States. They winter down in the Caribbean and parts of Central America. They are found across the eastern United States during migration. It was during this time of year that the Magnolia Warbler got its name.

[Magnolia Warbler] 8G7D5078 by bmajoros

The species was first described for science in 1810 by ornithologist Alexander Wilson, who discovered an individual in a magnolia tree in Mississippi during migration. The bird found in the magnolia tree became the Magnolia Warbler. Word may not have spread to John James Audubon, however, as the species was included in his "Birds of America" as the Black & Yellow Warbler. In the painting, incidentally, the bird is perched in a Raspberry bush. If Wilson had found the bird in similar circumstances, would we call this bird the Raspberry Warbler?

Sample Magnolia Warbler gifts from Birdorable

Tomorrow's bird is sometimes known as Loro Gauro. Can you guess what it will be?

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