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Cute Palm Warblers

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Palm Warblers are cute little Winter visitors here.  They have a streaky brown and yellowish buff belly with a light brown back and a bit of yellow on and under the tail.  They usually have a rusty, dark orange-red tinged cap on the head, with a faint eye ring.   Some Palm Warblers have yellow markings on their face near the bill and sometimes near the eyes.  The birds get a bit brighter in their breeding plumage.  Both genders look fairly similar.  Palm Warblers are about the size of many of the sparrows or finches.

Palm Warblers eat insects and catch many tiny flying insects. Palm Warblers like eating berries, seeds,  and plant or tree nectar in the Winter months.  They also will often eat on the ground, and sometimes hide in the  grass.  The Palm Warblers are pretty additions to the neighborhood!  I took these pictures on Dec. 2, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture of the Palm Warbler.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Cute Palm Warblers" (8)

  1. They are pretty little things!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, very pretty. They are shy birds and often are either way high in the trees (thick leaves obscure the view of these birds), or hiding in the thick St. Augustine grass lawns. By the way, it is warm again here this week. Have a wonderful day today!

  2. they’re really sweet. i’ve seen them on blogs but not in person.

    • Hi Theresa, Yes, I think that these are semi-tropical and stick around the Florida and maybe Gulf of Mexico parts of Alabama and maybe Mississippi/Louisiana. They like swampy marshy areas a lot.

  3. I have probably never seen one of these. But they are cute as all get out!!! And that teeny little beak, I am totally amused!

  4. They are cute birds, I love all the warblers. Lucky you to be seeing them now. Have a happy week!

    • Hi Eileen, I agree! There seems to be many of the Palm Warblers here so likely a flock decided to make our development their Winter home. Have an outstanding Friday tomorrow!

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