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This picture taken Friday by a Little Buffalo Crossing off Murray Road in Newton County Arkansas. Thus the the first of this species of warbler I have seen in 2012.

Prothonotary Warbler: Medium-sized warbler with olive-green back and blue-gray wings and tail. Head, neck, andunderparts are vibrant yellow and the undertail coverts are white. Bill, legs and feet are black. The only eastern warbler that nests in tree hollows. Once called the Golden Swamp Warbler. Prothonotary Warbler: Breeds mainly in the southeastern states north to Minnesota, Michigan, and New York. Spends wintersin the tropics. Preferred habitats include wooded swamps, flooded bottomland forests, and streams with dead trees.

 

Prothonotary Warbler along the Little Buffalo River in Arkansas

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