Prothonotary Warblers get their name from the protonotarii, Roman Catholic officials that wore golden robes. The breeding habitats of these small songbirds include wooded swamps and other bottomland forests. While they typically nest in low cavities, they may also use gourds, bird boxes and cypress knees. Prothonotary Warblers primarily eat insects, but they may also feed on fruit, nectars and seeds.
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Best known as the “Hoot Owl”, the Barred Owl is native to North America. It nests in tree cavities and is a predator of rodents, birds, fish, amphibians, and insects; in turn, it is the prey of Great Horned Owls.
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This beautiful American White Ibis flock was filmed in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. While most common in Florida, these birds also occur in the Caribbean, on both Mexican coasts and in Central America. Their diet consists of aquatic insects, crustaceans and small fish.
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Pileated Woodpeckers eat berries, fruits, insects and nuts, often chipping out large holes in trees while searching for insects, and are infrequent visitors to suet feeders. They typically excavate their nests in dead tree cavities and breed in forested areas across the eastern U.S. and parts of the Pacific coast as well as across Canada.
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