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 Warbler & Salmonberry
Photo by Jim Lewis


May 26, 2006

Ketchikan, Alaska - An orange crowned warbler hangs upside down to get a drink of sweet nectar from a salmonberry flower.

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Warblers are active little songsters whose plumages include dramatic combinations of blues, yellows, chestnut, orange, gray, and rich greens. Songs vary from sweet, melodic warbles to emphatic, buzzy trills. Their short, thin bills and relatively short wings make them efficient at catching insects, their primary food. Warblers occur in virtually all habitats throughout North America, from dry shrubby fields to wet, bottomland forests.


Jim Lewis ©2006

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