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Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata coronata)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata coronata) is feeding on Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) berries in New York City.
The yellow-rumped warbler exhibits a special adaptation that allows this species to eat bayberries to avoid dependence on and competition for insects.
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Resource Group A Case of a Warbler Eating Berries and Image collection
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Keywords warbler, adaptation, bayberry, Setophaga coronata coronata
Key taxa Setophaga coronata coronata
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Pedagogical Use Description This image can be used in lectures dealing with behavioral and evolutionary biology. To introduce concepts of evolution and competition, this image can be used to illustrate the warblers' dependence on insects for their diet and survival. The discussion can proceed to mention the yellow-rumped warbler's special adaptation allowing this species to eat bayberries to avoid competition among other warbler species. This image can also be used in courses that take field trips in native habitats of the warblers.
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Primary Author Affiliation Borough of Manhattan Community College
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Rights David Krauss, Lauren Goodwyn, Issa Salame
Date Of Record Submission 2012-04-06

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