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Kirtland's Warbler

Kirtland's Warbler
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-14 21:48
Viewed: 1728
Points: 10
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From my last trip to USA.

The endangered Kirtland's warbler is one of the rarest members of the wood warbler (Parulidae) family. It is a bird of unusual interest for many reasons. It nests in just a few counties in Michigan's northern Lower and Upper peninsulas, in Wisconsin and the province of Ontario and, currently, nowhere else on Earth. Its nests generally are concealed in mixed vegetation of grasses and shrubs below the living branches of five to 20 year old jack pine (Pinus banksiana) forests. The male Kirtland's warblers' summer plumage is composed of a distinctive bright yellow colored breast streaked in black and bluish gray back feathers, a dark mask over its face with white eye rings, and bobbing tail. The female's plumage coloration is less bright; her facial area is devoid of a mask. Overall length of the bird is less than six inches.

Because of its restricted home range and unique habitat requirements, the Kirtland's warbler probably has always been a rare bird. Scientists did not describe the species until 1851 when a male was collected on the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio. That first specimen was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The species eventually was named in honor of Dr. Jared P. Kirtland, a physician, teacher, horticulturist, and naturalist who authored the first lists of birds, mammals, fishes, reptiles, and amphibians of Ohio.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-14 23:31]

Beautiful species, rare one, hope it would thrive..well captured with good lighting and details. tfs.

Hi Peter
great shot of a great bird in a great series

Hi Peter
鳥也很漂亮 栩栩如生 神態令人喜愛
光線充足 背景的松果更是美麗

Hi Peter, Great shot on this rare bird. The bright sunlight is well under control. POV and composition are great. JC

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-16 3:51]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful photo of this nice bird.
Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Beautiful surroundings and nicely blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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