Monday, June 11, 2012


We are bird watchers and bird feeders.  We even have house birds: Two African gray parrots.   Our house is perched in the woods on the side of a hill.  We have lots of large windows so we can see down the valley.  The birds occasionally fly into the windows. 
Our Home is located in the south western corner of St. Louis area.
This morning when I looked out I found a bird dead on the deck.  I went to retrieve it.  I didn't recognize the bird.  I knew it was in the warbler family but it was not like any warbler I had ever seen.
I looked in our field guides for it and it was not there.  The distinctive stripes led me nowhere.  Google to the rescue.  I googled warbler three stripes on head.  Instantly I had verification what bird I had.  I had a "Three Striped Warbler."  The catch was, this bird is only in Costa Rica and Ecuador.  There was no chance I had mis identified the bird.  It was the only warbler with the stripes.  You can see by the match book how small it is. 

The following pictures are other views of him. 

The following information is from google.
This is a live picture of the bird
live picture and article about the three stripe
Found this in wikipedia:
The Three-striped Warbler (Basileuterus tristriatus) is a species of bird in the Parulidae family.
It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Another article about this bird.   It coincidently is through the Missouri University

I can't imagine how the little thing made it all the way here and was so disappointed he had crashed into our window.  With the changes in weather and wind currents keep looking to the skies. This is the second bird we have had that didn't belong in the area. 

This is the link to the blog about our other "Blown Off Course" visitor.
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