May 20, 2018

Rtothonotary warbler.

Prothonotary warbler, Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, May 20, 2018

This goes way past a bad hair day.

A mouth full of moss and his head disappeared. Using it to line a new nest in a tree cavity.

Protonotaria citrea
For Prothonotary Warblers it pays to be bright. Males that are brighter yellow gain access to better nest sites than less colourful males, according to a study conducted in Louisiana.
source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Prothonotary_Warbler

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