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Northern Parula (male)
Parula americana
Copyright David Seibel, 2009 (#1101) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
Exposure: 1/1000 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400
Lens: Canon 500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x II TC
Date: April 24, 2009
Location: Shawnee Mission Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA

Description: This species is a member of the type genus of the family Parulidae (wood warblers), small, usually colorful birds of the New World. Unlike their Old World namesakes, they do not warble, but most have pleasant, relatively simple songs. (The Northern Parula sings a loud, ascending trill.) Ironically, the name is derived from the Latin parra, a bird whose call was thought to be a bad omen.