Thursday, June 02, 2011


Blackburnian Warbler
Cape May Warbler

Science lesson of the day. There are 114 warbler species in the world.


noun /ˈspēsēz/  /-SHēz/ 
species, plural

A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus and denoted by a Latin binomial, e.g., Homo sapiens

That means that there can be subspecies. If you have ever tried to ID most warblers, they are very small greenish grayish brownish birds. But these 2 are hard to miss. We had these 2 at work yesterday in the flight room. The thing that makes my job so awesome, is that I get to see these incredible birds up close and personal. I love my job! K~


diana said...

I like your post!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Nice little science lesson, and lovely photos!

K~ said...

Thank you so much. I actually got these photos from the net. We can't photograph our patents at work, unless it is for their health records. K~