Content tagged with "warbler"

American Redstart

Image of a male American redstart
Setophaga reticilla
Redstarts flit among tree branches, drooping their wings, fanning their tails and leaping into the air to catch insects. More

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A wintering yellow-rumped warbler eats a poison ivy berry. More

Bay-Breasted Warbler

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Dendroica castanea
One of 56 species of warblers in North America, the bay-breasted migrates through the Midwest to nest in northern spruce-fir forests. More

Cerulean Warbler

Photo of a male cerulean warbler held in a hand
Setophaga cerulea (formerly Dendroica cerulea)
A summer resident in Missouri, the cerulean warbler is more common in the southeastern Ozarks but rare elsewhere in the state. Its numbers are small and declining, and for that reason our nation may soon classify it as endangered. More

Cerulean Warbler (Male)

Photo of a male cerulean warbler held in a hand
Male cerulean warblers are azure blue on the back and white on the belly. They have dark streaking on the flanks and back, and there are two white wingbars. This species is rare and imperiled in our state and may soon be declared federally endangered. More

Free Nature Fun - Spring Birds

This weekend is perfect for stepping outside with a pair of binoculars and your ears wide open to catch sight and sound of some colorful birds on their way north. More


Image of an ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapillus
This common migrant forages for insects among leaves on the forest floor. The call is a loud, ringing series: "TEACHer-TEACHer-TEACHer-TEACHer" that gets progressively louder. More

Prothonotary Warbler

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Audio of a Prothonotary warbler. More

Prothonotary Warbler

Image of a prothonotary warbler
Protonotaria citrea
This swamp-dwelling warbler has a yellow head, yellow breast and blue-gray wings. Look for it in forests and woodlands, usually near water. Most arrive in Missouri in April. More

Prothonotary Warbler

Video of prothonotary warblers in the wild. More