Featured in The World As We See It, or as we missed it – June 20, 2010
Featured in Closeups in Nature – May 25, 2010

The Cape May Warbler breeds across the boreal forest of Canada and the northern United States, where the fortunes of its populations are largely tied to the availability of spruce budworms, its preferred food. Striking in appearance but poorly understood, the species spends its winters in the West Indies, collecting nectar with its unique curled, semitubular tongue.

Male Description:
Breeding (Alternate) Plumage: Chestnut or orange-brown cheek patches, contrasting with bright yellow sides of neck. Throat and breast yellow with crisp black streaks. Rump bright yellow. Crown and nape blackish. Narrow black stripe through eye. Back olive with black streaking. Large white patch in wing. White under tail. Nonbreeding (Basic) Plumage: Duller overall, with less distinct facial markings.
Female Description:
Breeding (Alternate) Plumage: Head and back olive-gray. Sides of neck, throat, and breast pale yellow. Streaks on breast and sides narrow and gray. Rump yellow. Two wing bars on each wing. Nonbreeding (Basic) Plumage: Duller and less olive. Streaking less distinct.
Immature Description:
Similar to adult. Immature females may be extremely dull gray overall, with only a hint of yellow on the rump.

Canon XSi with 75-300mm lens, f/8, 1/400sec, ISO-200, 300mm

Photographed in a friend’s backyard in Anola, Manitoba, Canada.


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I’m married to a wonderful man for over 35 years. I have one daughter and one grandson. I live in Winnipeg, Canada. Photography is my passion as is travelling. I do both whenever I can.

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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning capture Teresa!! Fantastic capture, composition…everything!! I love it!!!!!

  • It looks like we were exchanging comments at the same time. Thank you my friend. I just love these little beauties.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Kathy Newton
    Kathy Newtonover 4 years ago

    What a vibrant bird, beautiful photo !

  • Thank you Kathy. They are really beautiful.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • g8tway
    g8twayover 4 years ago

    Nice shot and Info……..

  • Thank you Tim.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Great capture Teresa x

  • Thank you very much Irene.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • jesika
    jesikaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful bird & image

  • Thanks a lot Jesika.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    gorgeous capture!

  • Thank you my friend.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • laminarwind
    laminarwindover 4 years ago

    Magnificent shot!

  • Thank you so much Dragan.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 4 years ago

    Wow what a gorgeous bird. I love the color. Excellent capture and find.

  • Thank you bunches.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous bird – lovely image.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment.

    – Teresa Zieba

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