March 2, 2016 – Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia)

Spending their summers in eastern and central North America, these warblers winter from southern Central America to northern South America. Their diet is made up mostly of insects, insect larvae, and spiders, which they pick from foliage. They often remove the legs and wings of the insects they catch before eating them. Their nests are open cups constructed from grasses, leaves, bark, roots, and hair, built on or near the ground. Both sexes perform a broken wing display to lure predators away from the nest.