Bird Tweet of the Week: Orange-crowned Warbler

Image of Orange-crowned Warbler

Photo from Flickr, Kirk J. Davis

Have you ever had the experience of getting something new and unique, then suddenly a friend gets the same new and not so unique thing just by coincidence? Well, male Orange-crowned Warblers understands your pain! The males of this songbird species can produce many song variations and just when one thinks it has the sweetest tune, one or more of the neighbouring males will learn and mimic the tune while also signing his own.

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday September 10th, 2016.

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