Thursday, 9 February 2012

Red-faced Warbler

In mountains of the Southwest, the brisk song of the Red-faced Warbler is heard in summer in leafy groves surrounded by conifer forest. This bird and the Painted Redstart, both Mexican border specialties, are our only warblers that wear bright red. In both, unlike many warblers, the females are nearly or quite as brightly colored as the males. Despite their conspicuous colors, both make the seemingly risky move of placing their nests on the ground.

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