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Friday, September 16, 2016

Nashville Warbler not from Tennessee

Nashville Warblers are common migrants and breeders in Michigan. They are found in overgrown farmland and second growth forests as they forage for insects in low in trees and thickets.

This warbler was first described near Nashville, Tennessee, but it does not breed in that state. This misnomer is not an isolated incident: the Tennessee, Cape May and Connecticut warblers all bear names that misrepresent their breeding distributions.

Look for them migrating through our yards from September to mid-October. They may hang out under bushes, in the baths, or on the suet.

Related Articles:
Michigan warblers begin migrating http://goo.gl/37QhV
Small Mysterious Black & White Bird Visits Mid-Michigan http://goo.gl/VOl3s
When is bird migration over? http://goo.gl/1Fiq6
Birds of Michigan Field Guide http://bit.ly/uMSTs6

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