Birds

Purple Martin Male Adult

Purple Martin perched
Purple Martin
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Purple Martin is a swallow that feeds in midair, catching large, aerial insects such as dragonflies. The picture of this Purple Martin male adult was photographed at the Fosythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird
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The picture of this lovely Gray Catbird was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. This Gray Catbird is named for its cat-like call. Like many members of the Mimidea (most famously mockingbirds), it also mimics the songs of other birds.

Click on arrow to play the sounds of the Gray Catbird

Scarlet Tanager Male

Male Scarlet Tanager in the Grass
Male Scarlet Tanager in Grass
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Scarlet Tanagers are medium-sized songbirds with fairly stocky proportions. They have thick, rounded bills suitable both for catching insects and eating fruit. The picture of this pretty male Scarlet Tanager was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

To hear the song of the Scarlet Tanager click on the arrow above.

Magnolia Warbler Male on Flowering Beach Plum

Magnolia Warbler on  flowering Beach Plum
Magnolia Warbler on Flowering Beach Plum
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Magnolia Warbler is a small songbird with a small bill and a long, narrow tail. The picture of this male Magnolia Warbler on a flowering Beach Plum plant was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York.

To hear the song of the Magnolia Warbler click on the arrow above.

Northern Parula Male

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Male Northern Parula
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Northern Parulas are small wood-warblers with a short tail and a thin, pointy bill. They are plump little warblers about the size of a kinglet. The picture of this Northern Paula was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York.

To hear the song of the Northern Parula, click on the arrow above.