An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Songbirds - Warblers    

Warblers are small insect eating birds most of which migrate yearly between North America and Latin America. The migration of many millions of birds from as far as Alaska to Argentina is truly incredible, and is something that many people are not even aware of.


Prairie Warbler
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA
A migratory species.

Ovenbird
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)
Florida,

Mourning Warbler
Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
All warblers have their own unique characteristics, not just in appearance, but also in behaviour. Some migrate from a specific location to another specific location, while others have more broad ranges. Some stay close to the ground, and some travel in groups. The Mouring Warbler stays close to the ground, but doesn't spend all of its time there, as do others, such as the Ovenbird Warbler.

Golden-fronted Whitestart
Golden-fronted Whitestart (Myioborus ornatus)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia

Black-cheeked Warbler
Black-cheeked Warbler (Basileuterus melanogenys)
Guadalupe, Panama
One of many species found only in the high altitudes of the mountain range extending from central Costa Rica to central Panama.


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