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Yellow Warbler ~ Adult by Kimberly Chadwick

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Sweetwater Wetlands
Tucson, Az February 2010
Canon Powershot SX10IS

Yellow Warbler

In riparian areas with abundant willows, from stunted tundra woods to the desert Southwest, Yellow Warbler’s song seems to ring out from every other tree. This species also favors brushy fields – even clear cuts, strip mines, and abandoned orchards.

They frequently pump their tail and responds vigorously to pishing. Forages in tree, shrubs, and bushes, gleaning insects and larvae from branches and leaves. Will sometimes spot flying insects from perch and chase them down.

Nests in forks of trees or bushes at eye level or a little higher.

Identification Rich overall, brightest below. Reddish streaking below (absent or very faint in adult female). Coverts and tertials have contrasting pale edges ( unlike orange-crowned).

Song is a rapid, variable sweet sweet I’m so sweet Call is an emphatic down slurred tchip.

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Comments

  • ECH52
    ECH52over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, such a handsome little fella!

  • Thank so very much Sir!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 4 years ago

    Great shot !!! Looks like he has red streaks on his chest .

  • Indeed he does Judy. In fact that is one way you can tell the difference between the Orange-crowned and the Yellow Warbler~ Thank you Ma’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    One of my favorite little people – they perk up the trees when they pass through on their way north to Canada in the Spring. Great catch!

  • Thank you Sheila~ He was spunky however if I didn’t know better he seemed thrilled to get his picture taken. I would move and he would move too, into the frame that is…lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 4 years ago

    Another lovely capture of this bright yellow Warbler standing out so brightly against the neutral earthy shaded branches! : )

  • They are in a prime location for capturing, and here in the desert, you get a lot of earthy tones to work with and sometimes against you ~ Thanks Sandy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 4 years ago

    very cute

  • Thank you very much for visiting and the fave! I do appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kathy Newton
    Kathy Newtonover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful little guy ! It is great Kimberly !

  • Again, I thank you so much darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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