This female Yellow-rumped Warbler was the unfortunate victim of a common urban hazard for birds. The bird was killed by an impact with a large window. Under the right conditions a window can reflect a mirror-like image of the surrounding terrain. In this case, the bird mistook the reflected landscape for an actual passage through the structure of the building. A headlong collision resulted.

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County Denton
City Denton
Date Feb 11, 2012
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Cold (less than 50°F/10°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Community-Church/School/Civic
Type of Behavior Death
Gender Female
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Yellow-rumped Warbler Observation Location