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There are five photos on this page:

1. Cat-attacked Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Cat-attacked Yellow-Rumped Warbler.

2. Cat-attacked Yellow-Rumped Warbler, top view

Cat-attacked Yellow-Rumped Warbler, top view.
(Note that injuries are almost completely hidden
by feathers. To see explicit photos of the injuries
-- which may not be suitable for all audiences --
click here.)

3. Cat-attacked Yellow-Rumped Warbler, front view

Cat-attacked Yellow-Rumped Warbler, front view.

4. Face of recovering cat-attacked
Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Face of recovering cat-attacked Yellow-Rumped Warbler.

5. Face of recovering cat-attacked
Yellow-Rumped Warbler, front view

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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