There are five photos on this page:
1. Cat-attacked Yellow-Rumped Warbler
2. Cat-attacked Yellow-Rumped Warbler,
(Note that injuries are almost completely hidden
by feathers. To see explicit photos of the injuries
-- which may not be suitable for all audiences --
3. Cat-attacked Yellow-Rumped Warbler,
4. Face of recovering cat-attacked
5. Face of recovering cat-attacked
Yellow-Rumped Warbler, front view
This species is a member of the Wood-Warbler family, and
related to the Yellow Warbler.
Members of the Yellow-Rumped Warbler species are sometimes divided
into two groups, the Myrtle Warbler and Audubon's Warbler. They
are thought to be one of the most numerous of the eastern Warblers.
These small birds are especially fond of bayberries and
the berries of the eastern myrtle bush, but they also consume
many insects and some weed seeds. They build a cup-shaped nest
in a bush or tree, often lining it with fine hairs and feathers.
Yellow-Rumped Warblers winter in many U.S. states, and as far
south as Panama.
This gentle adult male returned from migration only to
be badly injured by an outdoor pet cat. He made a complete recovery
after some rather intense treatment.
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