June 03, 2014

All puffed up.

This male yellow warbler puffed up like this 3 times in under a minute.

I assume it was some sort of aggressive display to scare off any competitors.

Setophaga petechia

Yellow Warblers are small, evenly proportioned songbirds with medium-length tails and rounded heads. For a warbler, the straight, thin bill is relatively large.

Life can be dangerous for a small bird. Yellow Warblers have occasionally been found caught in the strands of an orb weaver spider’s web.

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