North Louisiana Wildlife

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Northern parula looking around curiously from its perch on a cypress branch

Did you know that the northern parula was originally called the blue yellow-backed warbler?

Northern Parulas
a Glance

Northern parula perched on a cypress tree

Key Features:

Northern parulas are gray, with olive patch on their backs, yellow throats and breasts, and white bellies.

Least Concern - Population Increasing


Forests, fields, bottomlands, pastures, streams, and swamps

nesting habits:

Northern parulas build nests at the end of branches in moss or lichen out of grass, hair, lichen, moss, and pine needles.

seasons northern parulas are active in our area:

Spring, summer


Insects, spiders, berries, bud scales, nectar and, seeds

hunting Behavior:

Northern parulas forage by gleaning leaves.

Commonly Confused With:

Pine Warblers

Northern parulas are often confused with pine warblers because both have yellow and gray on them.

Northern parula perched on a cypress tree

Northern parulas have more gray and less yellow on them.

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