Bird Photography – Wood Warblers Parulidae


The collective noun for warblers are numerous and humorous and many species have their own collective nouns. In general though it seems that bouquet, confusion, fall and wrench are all names that apply to a group of warblers. I don’t really like any of those, but I am not in charge of that…yet. Here are a few more that I have found.

  • Warblers, (black-and-white), a dichotomy of
  • Warblers (black-and-white), a distinction of
  • Warblers (black-and-white), an integration of
  • Warblers, (black-throated green), a contusion of
  • Warblers, (Connecticut), a skulk of
  • Warblers (Connecticut), a yankee of
  • Warblers (hermit), a seclusion of
  • Warblers (Kentucky), a Derby of
  • Warbler (Kirtland’s), a scarcity of
  • Warblers (magnolia), a corsage of
  • Warblers (mourning), a wake of
  • Warblers (palm), a reading of
  • Warblers (pine), a cone of
  • Warblers (red-faced), an embarrassment of
  • Warblers, (wood), a cord of
  • Warblers (yellow), a stream of
  • Warblers, (yellow), a sweetness of
  • Warblers, (yellow), a trepidation of
Leave a comment if you know of more collective nouns for warblers.

From Wikipedia

The New World warblers or wood-warblers are a group of small, often colorful, passerine birds which make up the family Parulidae and are restricted to the New World. They are closely related to neither the Old World warblers nor the Australian warblers. Most are arboreal, but some, like the Ovenbird and the two waterthrushes, are more terrestrial. Most members of this family are insectivores.

It is likely that this group originated in northern Central America, which remains with the greatest diversity and numbers of species. From thence they spread north during the interglacial periods, mainly as migrants, returning to the ancestral region in winter. Two genera, Myioborus and Basileuterus seem to have colonised South America early, perhaps before the two continents were linked, and provide most warbler species of that region.

The scientific name for the family, Parulidae, originates from the fact that Linnaeus in 1758 named the Northern Parula as a tit, Parus americanus, and, as taxonomy developed, the genus name was modified first to Parulus and then Parula. The family name, of course, derives from that genus.

From My Portfolio of Warblers

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