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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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Parula warblers, Baltimore orioles, and Orchard orioles weave nests from the Spanish moss that festoons from the branches.
One of the most interesting birds of the year was a cerulean warbler/northern parula hybrid discovered at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva.
Like the American bird swept along the jet stream to Scotland, featured in 'A Northern Parula Blown to the Hebrides', the poet is a voyager who ends up in an unknown place, 'blown across the sea' and 'dropped out of the sky.'"' She starts out by locating commonalities with the world she knows, simple ones at first.
Last year WBF treated more than 4,000 birds, including migrating rarities like a northern parula, a small warbler.
"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.
Sr2 was detected in several highly resistant old, tall Kenyan cultivars like Kenya plume (Singh and McIntosh, 1986) and semidwarf CIMMYT, cultivars Pavon F 76, Parula, Kingbird, Dollarbird etc.
Prairie, pine, yellowthroat, northern waterthrush, redstart and parula warblers accompanied veery, catbirds and an unprecedented number of rose-breasted grosbeaks.
The Northern Parula (NOPA) is a high canopy feeder, and yet this species is very positively associated with RDA axis 1; however, this may be due to insufficient sampling, as the NOPA was detected only once.
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.