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© Chuck Homler
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This bird's latin name is Setophaga petechia. If you watch shows lke CSI you are probably familiar with the word "petechia" or its plural "petechiae," as they are often mentioned especially in the eye of a victim of strangulation.

Petichiae are broken blood vessels, and the yellow warbler has a band of red streaks on its breast that must have reminded some deranged scientist of the broken blood vessels. Why they couldn't have just used "flavus" which is latin for yellow, is beyond me!

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  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (26 Nov 2012):

    I agree. Beautiful detail. I love the extra information you provided.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (26 Nov 2012):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (26 Nov 2012):

    A beauty.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (26 Nov 2012):

    Such pretty colors on this bird. Nice shot!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (26 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful contrasts of colors...and what an excellent pose he is giving you....Great info also.

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