February 14, 2017

Magnolia warbler.

Still eager for the spring migration.
In the meantime here's a male magnolia warbler decked out in breeding plumage.

Setophaga magnolia

The name of the species was coined in 1810 by Alexander Wilson, who collected a specimen from a magnolia tree in Mississippi. He actually used the English name "Black-and-yellow Warbler" and used "magnolia" for the Latin species name, which became the common name over time.

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