Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Bird #49:Golden Warbler

Common Name: Golden Warbler
Scientific Name: Dendroica petechia sp. petechia
Description: 4-5 inches; plumage yellow; underparts reddish streaks, upperparts greenish yellow; Males:  red cap on crown
Habitat: swamps, mangroves, grass fields, since to follow the Leucaena leucocephela plant what is locally refer to as River Tamarind or Myamosee;;   
Statue: Resident Breeder
Barbados endemic race sp. petechia; one of the hosts for the Shine Cow Bird (Molothrus bonariensis) which is a brood parasite.

Goldon Warbler in a River Tamarind Tree (Leucaena leucocephela)