Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday Birdblogging

/Prothonotary Warbler at Judson Nature Trails, April 2002. Photo by Curt Harwerth

Very lovely bird to have such a gobswap of a name. I actually have seen one on a birding trip in Hagerman Wildlife Refuge.

Cool Facts

* The Prothonotary Warbler is one of only two warbler species that breed in holes. (Lucy's Warbler is the other.)

* The name "Prothonotary" refers to clerks in the Roman Catholic church, whose robes were bright yellow.



Blogger Cosa Nostradamus said...

I believe it's also the only bird that is able to verify the identities of other birds. Sometimes called upon to authenticate documents by the lawyerbird.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Love the pics, Cos. Was there really an ability to verify i.d.'s on other birds, and how? Or just a seque?

7:27 AM  

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