Category: Parulidae


Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 8 abstract Across its vast range, the Yellow Warbler is a highly variable species. Forty-threesubspecies are currently recognized, and are treated geographically as three groups. The aestivagroup breeds throughout much of the U.S. and Canada, from northern Alaska, northern Yukon,northwestern and central Mackenzie, northern Saskatchewan, northern Manitoba, northernOntario, central […]

Interspecific Aggression By Yellow Warblers In A Sun Coffee Plantation

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 5 abstract Non-breeding habitat use is mediated infrequently by interspecific aggression in migratory birds. Such aggression occurs most commonly among birds exploiting rich resource patches such as nectar, fruit, or other similar resources (Greenberg et al. 1994). Interspecificterritoriality and dominance is less commonly noted among insectivorous species (Rappole and […]

Autumn stopover ecology of the BlackpollWarbler (Dendroica striata) in thorn scrub forestof the Dominican Republic

White-faced Whitestart (Myioborus albifacies) Science Article 1 abstract We used mist-netting, color-banding, resighting, and behavioral observations to study the autumn stopoverecology of migrating Blackpoll Warblers (Dendroica striata) in coastal thorn scrub forest in the area of Cabo Rojo,Pedernales Province, Dominican Republic. Blackpoll Warblers were the most abundant migrant present in this habitatthroughout most of October […]

transoceanic migration of the blackpoll warbler:summary of scientific evidence and response tocriticisms by murray

White-faced Whitestart (Myioborus albifacies) Science Article 2 abstract The hypothesis that Blackpoll Warblers (Dendroica striata) make transoceanicflights in autumn from the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada to South Americahas been proposed or supported in more than 25 papers by many authors, using manytechniques.M urray (1989; unpubl.) has criticized this hypothesis, but cited only a few […]

Female Site Fidelity And Polygyny In The Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica Striata)

White-faced Whitestart (Myioborus albifacies) Science Article 3 abstract From 1980 to 1982, 8-30% of male Blackpoll Warblers (Dendroics atriata) studied on Kent Island, New Brunswick, were bigamous each year (2 = 16.8%). I tested whether differences in the quality of the breeding situation can give rise to polygynous matings. Five territory parameters and two male […]

Yellow Warbler nests: building materials and cowbirdparasitism

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 4 abstract Nests are traditionally defined as receptacles in which to house eggs and chicks; however, for the Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia), nests may have additional biological significance, especially with respect to Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) parasitism. Michelle Mico, UFS (Delta Marsh) Annual Report, Vol. 30, 1995 Download article […]

Demography and Ecology of Montane ForestBird Populations in the Green Mountains of Vermont

White-faced Whitestart (Myioborus albifacies) Science Article 4 abstract Bicknell’s Thrush (BITH) and Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroicastriata; BLPW) were selected as focal study species because: 1) Bicknell’s Thrush is restricted to montaneforests and Blackpoll Warbler is a near-obligate resident of this habitat in the Northeast Kent P. McFarland, Christopher C. Rimmer and James E. Goetz, Vermont Monitoring […]

An investigation of territorial behavior in theamerican redstart utilizing recorded songs

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) Science Article 9 abstract The territorial behavior of the American Redstart (Setoph_a rz~ticilla) has been studied by Hickey (1940)) and in greater detail by Ficken (1962). Hickey has described this species as being ‘highly territorial,’ defending an area by song and formalized displays. Ficken has described the territory as being maintained […]

Linking fluctuations in rainfall to nonbreeding season performance in a long-distance migratory bird, Setophaga ruticilla

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) Science Article 1 abstract Research on long-distance migratory birds has yielded some of the strongest evidence that shifts in climate are changing ecosystem processes. Much of this work has focused on understanding whether rising temperatures on temperate breeding grounds are advancing migration phenology and limiting reproductive success. However, conditions on tropical […]