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Virginia's Warbler

Vermivora virginiae

Virginia's Warbler
copyright Earle Robinson
Length: 5 in. (12 cm)
Arid, bushy hillsides with scattered trees is the preferred habitat of the Virginia's Warbler. A peculiar habit of wagging its tail up and down is a good identification clue. Its food is exclusively insects gleaned from leaves or occasionally hawked from the air. The nest is hidden at the base of a low bush and made of grass and bark strips. The four-digit banding code is VIWA.

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

Shrubs
Shrubs

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