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Common Yellowthroat Warbler

Common Yellowthroat 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: 2013-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1 D X, Canon 600mm f/4 II + Canon 1.4 III conve
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-19 19:37
Viewed: 1807
Points: 10
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From my trip to Michigan.

A broad black mask lends a touch of highwayman’s mystique to the male Common Yellowthroat. Look for these furtive, yellow-and-olive warblers skulking through tangled vegetation, often at the edges of marshes and wetlands. Females lack the mask and are much browner, though they usually show a hint of warm yellow at the throat. Yellowthroats are vocal birds, and both their witchety-witchety-witchety songs and distinctive call notes help reveal the presence of this, one of our most numerous warblers.

Common Yellowthroats are small songbirds with chunky, rounded heads and medium-length, slightly rounded tails.

Color Pattern

Adult males are bright yellow below, with a sharp black face mask and olive upperparts. A thin whitish line sets off the black mask from the head and neck. Immature males show traces of the full mask of adult males. Females are a plain olive brown, usually with yellow brightening the throat and under the tail. They lack the black mask.


Common Yellowthroats spend much of their time skulking low to the ground in dense thickets and fields, searching for small insects and spiders. Males sing a very distinctive, rolling wichety-wichety-wichety song, and both sexes give a full-sounding chuck note that is easy to learn. During migration, this is often the most common warbler found in fields and edges. It sometimes joins other warbler species in mixed foraging flocks.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-19 22:36]

I love this bird..so colorful and here its in good pose too, calling. perfect composition and background. fine image. tfs.

Nice bird and good shot. Eye contact is great.

鳥照的很清楚 也很漂亮
光線照的真是柔和 很像春風

colorful and beautiful bird excellently centered on the frame. really powerful image. tfs.

Hello Peter,
Excellent photograph of Common Yellowthroat Warbler, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

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