He’s a stocky little warbler of color, contrast and melodic voice.
He was unaware of me.
I took his picture.
olive-green, but that contrasts nicely against a bright lemon-yellow throat. The female wraps herself in shades of light grey with just a hint of a yellow.
A black mask covers the male's face giving him a sinister look he really doesn’t deserve.
|Horicon Marsh, May 30. 2011|
Parasitism is a bizarre approach to parenting, but it works. The cuckoo bird is even more famous for using this tactic.
|Brown-headed Cowbird egg, pierced and ejected|
By failing to recognize the big alien chick, they spend valuable time raising a Brown-headed Cowbird chick at the expense of their own species' propagation.