BAHAMA WARBLERS ON ABACO
The Bahama warbler Setophaga flavescens is a significant species in the Bahamas, not least because of their very confined range. These are speciality birds on Abaco, taking their place alongside just 4 other year-round resident warblers. In contrast, there are 33 recorded migratory or transient warbler species which begin to arrive in early spring and are mostly gone by October.
- Found only on Abaco and Grand Bahama
- One of only 5 bird species endemic to the Bahamas
- One of only 2 endemic warbler species on Abaco (with the BAHAMA YELLOWTHROAT)
- One of only 5 permanent year-round resident warblers (33 others are migratory), the other 3 being the OLIVE-CAPPED, YELLOW, and PINE warblers.
Credits: Alex Hughes (1, 4); Bruce Hallett (2, 3); Range Map, Cornell
Lovely pictures of the warblers. Thank you, RH. 🙂
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