In spite of a growing number of bird students in the field, easier accessibility to more areas, and availability of numerous publications, field guides and other bird literature, the Swainson’s Warber, Limnothlypis swainsonii, remains today one of the least known of American songbirds. This is due mainly to the impenetrable nature of its haunts, and for this reason most observers know the species only as a “voice in the swamp,” a clear, sweet, piercing song emitted from the deep shade of some swampy tangle. Anyone wishing to pursue the matter further had best prepare himself for dense tangles, quagmires, hordes of persistent mosquitoes, encounters with unfriendly cottonmouths and an occasional ill-tempered rattlesnake.
Author: C. W. Summerour
Volume Number: 27 Year Published: 1979
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 6
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1979/Vol 27 No. 1, 2_1979_p6-10.pdf
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