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Cerulean warbler - 2


Cerulean warbler - 2
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-13 20:08
Viewed: 1521
Points: 4
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From my second trip of this spring to Ohio.
One of the target bird species of this trip. A bird of the forest canopy, hard to find and photograph at eye level.

The cerulean warbler (Setophaga cerulea) is a small songbird of the New World warbler family.
They forage actively high in trees, sometimes catching insects in flight. These birds mainly eat insects. Their nests are cup-shaped, and are placed on a horizontal branch high in a hardwood tree.
The cerulean warbler is the fastest declining neotropical migrant songbird. Among the many threats they face, their wintering habitat in the northern Andes is dwindling rapidly. Cerulean warblers depend on shade coffee plantations during the winter. This traditional farming technique is at risk as coffee prices fluctuate and pressure to switch to higher-yield sun coffee or other crops intensifies.

In fragmented forest areas, this bird is vulnerable to nest parasitism by the brown-headed cowbird. This bird's numbers are declining faster than any other warbler species in the USA; its population in 2006 was less than one-fifth of what it was 40 years before.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Hello Mario,

Outstanding photograph of Cerulean warbler - 2, excellent sharpness and details, good composition, good background and outstanding lighting.
Thanks for sharing,
Michael

Bonjour Mario,
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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