V is for Vitelline Warbler
Image taken by Michael Gore on ARKive, to go to site press here.
Vitelline warblers live only on the Caymen Islands, in woodland and scrub.
Exceptionally beautiful, they look like little splinters of sun singing in the trees, with a characteristic tsu tsu tsu tsu tsooooo sound.
They eat insects they find in the leaves and stems, often foraging at low height.
Not a lot is known for sure about this little bird as it has not been studied; so its precise diet, beyond that of insects, is unknown.
It lives in a small area, on islands where land development is proposed, and is classified as Near Threatened.
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- Posted in: A-Z Challenge 2013
- Tagged: animal, bird, nature, nature poetry, poetry, science