prothonotary warbler

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prothonotary warbler

A warbler (Protonotaria citrea) of the Americas, having a golden-yellow head and breast and inhabiting wooded swamps.

[From prothonotary (apostolic), probably on the model of cardinal (the prothonotary warbler's showy plumage being likened to the colorful robes worn by the prelature).]

prothon′otary war′bler

a wood warbler, Protonotaria citrea, of the eastern U.S., having an orange-yellow head and breast, and bluish gray wings and tail.
[1780–90, Amer.; so called because its coloration resembles the robes traditionally worn by prothonotaries]
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Prothonotary warblers will live in bluebird nest boxes attached to trees in forested areas near water.
Nesting success of the Prothonotary Warbler in the upper Mississippi River bottomlands.
Birds seen here include the Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson's Warbler, Hooded Warbler and Mississippi Kite.
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None of the 14 species for which we estimated densities in bottomland forest was unique to this habitat, but Prothonotary Warbler and Barred Owl were only detected in bottomland forest.
The similar-sized Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), which breeds in lower elevation bottomland hardwood forests, is often able to fledge multiple cowbird and warbler young (Hoover 2003).
The only quantitative studies of winter roosting are for species that roost in separate habitats from their daytime activity: Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (Warkentin and Morton 1995), and Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis) (Reitsma et al.
The objectives of my study were to examine: (1) if the ability of a male Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) to acquire a breeding territory is affected by song or some physical attribute, and (2) in an intrasexual context, is male physiological condition indicated through singing behavior?
Composition and microclimate of Prothonotary Warbler nests.
and we crossed a few more species off our list, including warbling vireos, orchard orioles, a northern waterthrush, and sun-bright prothonotary warblers.
The team maintains more than a dozen wildlife programs, which include care for Eastern bluebirds, wood ducks, prothonotary warblers, hummingbirds, wild turkeys, deer and native plants.