from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of diminutive American creeping warblers of highly variegated coloration, belonging to the family Sylvicolidæ or Mniotiltidæ; the blue yellow-backed warblers.
- n. [lowercase] The parula warbler, Compsothlypis americana. See Parula.
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- n. type genus of the Parulidae: wood warblers
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Not as aesthetically pleasing an addition as a painted bunting or a northern parula, but you take them as they come.
For example, mature northern hardwood stands in New England commonly contain softwoods – usually red spruce, eastern hemlock, or white pine – and as a result they also contain bird species associated with coniferous forests, such as red-breasted nuthatches (Sitta canadensis), golden-crowned kinglets (Regulus satrapa), and northern parula warblers (Parula americana).
Tropical parula ( '' Parula pitiayumi ''), Revillagigedo Isles, Mexico.
When we hear of the parula warbler or of the Cape May warbler we get no idea of the appearance of the bird, but when we know that the black-throated green warblers begin to appear in April, the first good view of one of this species will proclaim him as such.
Some - like the hooded warbler and Northern parula - also will breed in Texas; I recently saw a dozen Northern parulas setting up breeding territories in Sam Houston National Forest.
Other early arrivals include a parula warbler on March 30 in Oak Bluffs and an indigo bunting on April 2 on Chappaquiddick.
From the coasts of Cameron and Vermilion parishes, the brilliantly plumaged travelers find their way into the hardwood bottomlands of Lafayette, where with a pair of binoculars you can catch beauties like parula warblers and painted buntings.
He delights in the song of the parula, "chichichichiChiCHICHI!"
As I step out the door, headed for a morning of ricefield birding with friends from Baton Rouge, the unmistakable spring breeding song of a northern parula warbler erupts from atop the big Mexican cypress tree near the garage.
Tiny birds such as warblers, kinglets, and chickadees scour spruce and tamarack boughs for insect larvae, while northern parula warblers fashion their nest in a hanging purse of old man’s beard.
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