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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Common warbler with uncommon beauty

Yellow-rumped Warblers are the most common Warbler in Colo but they are uncommonly beautiful in their fresh breeding (Alternate) plumage. Their bright yellow throats, sides, crowns and rumps are really set off by the black and white on the rest of their bodie parts.

This bird has a white throat which makes it a Myrtle subspecies (Audubon's subspecies have yellow throats). This species of warbler is a generalist--it works high, medium and low in trees, sometimes hops down on the ground to eat a tasty morsel, sallies out to catch flying insects and gleans leaves. This beauty was feeding in a cottonwood tree on the Canon City Riverwalk.

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