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Yellow Warbler

Setophaga petechia

The Yellow Warbler and its various subspecies (there are as many as 35) breed in most of North America from the tundra southwards. Brown-Headed Cowbirds often parasitize the nest of this bird, but the defensive response is to build a new nest on top of the old one and laying fresh eggs, several layers in a season might be required if the cowbird persists in laying eggs with the warbler’s.

When the breeding cycle is over these birds fly south, staying in southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America.

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