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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities


Lives, Habitat & Pictures of the Parulas

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A male Northern Parula seen returning back to North America in its Spring migration, at the fresh water basin at Fort Jefferson, on Dry Tortugas, Florida, USA

On the North American continent there are two types of parulas. The Northern Parula can be found from the northeastern lower half of Canada down to Mexico. The Tropical Parula lives from the southern borders of the United States into Mexico.

Parulas have some of the most astonishing colours of all the birds in North America. You would expect to see such glorious colours on birds from the tropics. Parulas are members of the warbler family and these very small forest birds are most often found singing and foraging for their foods high up in the crowns of the trees. They can be found closer to the forest floor during their spring and fall migrations.

Click on the bird names listed below to see pictures of the Parulas in North America

Classic Collection of North American Birds