Tag: Yellow Warbler

Speciation and rapid phenotypic differentiation in theyellow-rumped warblerDendroica coronatacomplex

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 7 abstract The relative importance of the Pleistocene glacial cycles in driving avian speciationremains controversial, partly because species limits in many groups remain poorly understood,and because current taxonomic designations are often based on phenotypic characteristicsof uncertain phylogenetic significance. We use mtDNA sequence data to examinepatterns of genetic variation, sequence […]

Do female Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia) incubatewhile in the nest during the laying period?

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 2 abstract Although some passerine species heat their eggs during the brief periods of nest attentiveness early in the laying period (e.g., Haftorn 1981), egg temperature data are not available for Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia). As part of a larger study on the effect of Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) […]

Yellow Warbler nests: building materials and cowbirdparasitism

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 4 abstract Nests are traditionally defined as receptacles in which to house eggs and chicks; however, for the Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia), nests may have additional biological significance, especially with respect to Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) parasitism. Michelle Mico, UFS (Delta Marsh) Annual Report, Vol. 30, 1995 Download article […]