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They are often found actively foraging in flocks feeding on insects and small berries that have a high fat content.
Two of these plants are amongst their favourite foods, Bayberry or Wax Myrtle, hence the name of the Eastern subspecies, "Myrtle" Warbler, and Poison Ivy, pictured here. The berries of both these plants are timed to ripen when the 'butter butts' move through, giving the birds the fuel they need to sustain them through the colder winter months.
photo © adrian binns / WildsideNatureTours.com