Kirtland's warbler

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Kirt·land's warbler

A warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii) with a yellow breast and gray back that nests only in jack pine forests of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario.

[After Jared Potter Kirtland (1793-1877), American naturalist and physician.]
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Kirt′land's war′bler

(ˈkɜrt ləndz)
a gray-and-yellow wood warbler, Dendroica kirtlandii, that breeds only in north-central Michigan.
[1855–60, Amer.; after Jared Kirtland (1793–1877), U.S. naturalist]
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Fish and Wildlife Service proposed the removal of the Kirtland's warbler from the endangered species list due to its remarkable recovery.
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In the Kirtland's warbler wildlife management area in northern Michigan, the primary tree is the jack pine, a fire-adapted species that burns easily; the pine cones "melt" open, releasing seeds into the ashes below and ensuring the seedlings of plenty of nutrients and not much competition.
This paper focuses on recent efforts in the Bahamian wintering grounds of the Kirtland's Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii), a federally listed species in the United States and Canada, to fill gaps needed to develop a comprehensive range-wide conservation program for this species.
Those with narrow habitat requirements, like the jackpine-dwelling Kirtland's warbler and other warblers tied to Eastern montane Spruce and fir forests, would bear the brunt of the disruption as their habitat trees die out.
Given all the recent attention paid to the possible deleterious effects of Brown-headed Cowbird parasitism on certain vulnerable host species (e.g., Willow Flycatcher, Kirtland's Warbler, Black-capped Vireo) and the heavy impact of the spread of the Shiny Cowbird throughout the West Indies and even to mainland North America, I was surprised to find little mention of the conservation implications of host parasitism.
For instance, Kirtland's warbler nests nowhere else in the world but in the jack pine forests in a region of north central Michigan that is about 60 miles by 100 miles wide.
I am more important than a Kirtland's warbler. Don't even think about it.