Prothonotary Warbler, Magee Marsh, Ohio
The Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) is a golden-orange colored warbler that inhabits the woodlands of the eastern United States. The Prothonotary is unique among warblers because it nests in tree cavities. It may compete with other birds, such as wrens, for the best tree holes, in which case the wren usually wins. Magee Marsh is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie and is famous among birders for the spring migration of warblers that stop over on the way to their Canadian breeding grounds.
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