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 (păr′ə-lə, -yə-)
Any of several small warblers of the genus Parula, especially P. americana of eastern North America.

[New Latin Pārula, genus name : Pārus, genus of tits of the Eastern Hemisphere in which the parulas were formerly classified (from Late Latin, titmouse; akin to Latin parra, a species of bird whose cry was considered an ill omen, of unknown origin) + Latin -ula, feminine of -ulus, diminutive suff.]
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Noun1.parula - type genus of the Parulidae: wood warblersParula - type genus of the Parulidae: wood warblers
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Parulidae, Parulidae - New World warblers
northern parula, Parula americana, parula warbler - small grey-blue wood warbler with yellow throat and breast; of eastern North America
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Mitochondrial perspective on the phylogenetic relationships of the Parula wood-warblers.
There are some basic constitutional lines there, but that's the official story," said Mary Kelly, a principal at Parula, an Austin environmental analysis firm.
Prairie, pine, yellowthroat, northern waterthrush, redstart and parula warblers accompanied veery, catbirds and an unprecedented number of rose-breasted grosbeaks.
RSPB Scotland officer John Bowler spotted the nothern parula, which is smaller than a blue tit.
Elsewhere, two absolute "megas" turned up this week in the form of an alder flycatcher on Blakeney Point, Norfolk, and a superb northern parula found on Tiree, Argyll.
For example, Kramer Preserve supported both mesic, upland-associated species, such as the wood thrush and scarlet tanager, and also floodplain-associated species, such as the Louisiana waterthrush (Seiurus aurocapillus) and Northern parula (Parula Americana).
Exceptions, included Northern Parula, which was abundant (>2 /ha) at all three sites, and Magnolia, Yellow, and Black-throated Green Warblers, which were moderately abundant in Bohm Woods (1-2 individuals/ha).
Current status and recent nesting of northern beardless-tyrannulet and tropical parula in the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
If you're looking to see some of the more striking stars of this neotropical homecoming, consider looking for the black-and-white warbler, which prefers woodlands and edges; black-throated green warblers, northern hardwood forests with hemlock and white pine; the northern parula, riparian woodlands, particularly of the Allegheny Mountains in Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties; and Blackburnian warbler, large woodlands with conifers and riverside sycamores.
Most (58%) of the 1,217 birds tested were resident species of Cuba, primarily chestnut manakins (Lonchura malaccas), blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata), herring gulls (Larus argentatus), yellow-faced grassquits/olive finches (Tiaris olivacea), and northern parulas (Parula americana).