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Bird of the Week: Magnolia Warbler


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Magnolia_Warbler_Jacob-Spendelow.jpgDespite its name, this bird is rarely seen in a magnolia tree. Ornithologist Alexander Wilson, who named the bird in 1810, had collected a specimen from a magnolia in Mississippi. He used "Black-and-yellow Warbler" for the bird's English name and "magnolia" for the Latin species name, but "magnolia" was the name that stuck.

 

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