Prairie Warbler

1/5000s, f5.6, ISO 2000, Canon EOS-1D X, EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM


The prairie warbler is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. Their breeding habitats are brushy areas and forest edges in eastern North America. The prairie warbler's nests are open cups, which are usually placed in a low area of a tree or shrub. Incubation period is 12 to 13 days and fledge in 8 to 11 days later. These birds are permanent residents in the southern parts of their range. Other birds migrate to northeastern Mexico and islands in the Caribbean. Prairie warblers forage actively on tree branches, and sometimes fly around with the purpose of catching insects, which are the main food source of these birds.
Shawnee Forest, Ohio
 
04/22/2015