[CT Birds] Warbling Vireos

Gregory Hanisek ctgregh at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 22:29:03 EDT 2020


One aspect of bird behavior that's gotten a lot of attention lately is how
much more female birds sing than was originally believed. Notice that in
the Bird Atlas categories "Singing Male" has been changed to "Singing Bird,"

Greg Hanisek

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 10:28 PM Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh at gmail.com> wrote:

> One aspect of bird behavior that's gotten a lot of attention lately is how
> much more female birds sing than was originally believed. Notice that in
> the Bird Atlas categories "Singing Male" has been changed to "Singing Bird,"
>
> Greg Hanisek
>
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 10:23 PM Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>
>> That was certainly an interesting post by Greg H.  The observation of
>> Warbling Vireos singing from their nests is a fascinating one and it raises
>> a few questions:  does only the male sing from the nest or does the female
>> sing from the nest as well?  And how could that possibly be advantageous
>> for the species to sing from the nest?  One would assume that it would help
>> predators (and parasitizing cowbirds) locate the nest and reduce the
>> breeding success of the species.  Very interesting. Time to do some
>> research!
>>
>> Chris Loscalzo,
>> Woodbridge
>>
>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>>
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