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.

    Notes from the field: Vultures in the neighborhood

  • 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).

    New England-Acadian forests

  • Tropical parula ( '' Parula pitiayumi ''), Revillagigedo Isles, Mexico.

    Islas Revillagigedo dry forests

  • 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.

    The Log of the Sun A Chronicle of Nature's Year

  • 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. Chronicle

  • Other early arrivals include a parula warbler on March 30 in Oak Bluffs and an indigo bunting on April 2 on Chappaquiddick.

    The Martha's Vineyard Times News Headlines

  • 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.

    The Independent Weekly

  • He delights in the song of the parula, "chichichichiChiCHICHI!"

    The Independent Weekly

  • 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.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

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