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Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus


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credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Migration Info This ground-dwelling species prefers forest situations with a moist understory and is found in both primary and secondary growth during winter. Winter populations are most abundant on the Caribbean slope of Central America. Both males and females appear to be highly territorial during winter and have been shown to return to the same locations year after year. Migration is across the Gulf of Mexico; after the crossing, migrants usually stop over along the U.S. Gulf coast for three days before continuing north.

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