Tropical Parula

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Common Name: Tropical Parula
Scientific Name: Parula pitiayumi nigrilora

Size: 4–4¼ inches (10-11 cm)

Habitat: Mexico and Central America; primarily on the coasts. Found on the humid to semiarid woodland and forest areas, particularly those containing Spanish moss, a key nesting ingredient.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: 20,000,000 mature individuals.

Diet: Insects and spiders; sometimes berries.

Nesting: It nests in clumps of epiphytes in a tree, laying usually two eggs in a scantily lined domed nest. Incubation is 12-14 days, mainly by the female.

Cool Facts: The Tropical Parula has about 14 subspecies, with a wide range of plumage tones. Some (especially insular ones) are considered separate species by various authorities. Parula pitiayumi nigtilora is indentified by its lack of white markings around the eye, white wing bars, yellow throat and olive patch on its’ back.

Found in Songbird ReMix Yucatan

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