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Galapagos Yellow Warbler

Galapagos Yellow Warbler
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Galapagos Islands
Date Submitted: 2014-01-22 13:48
Viewed: 1712
Points: 12
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Setophaga petechia aureola

The Yellow Warbler is frequently spotted in Galápagos, flitting across the trail or snapping up bugs near the water’s edge. It is a small, bright yellow bird with black stripes on its wings. The Yellow Warbler is the only small, dazzling yellow-colored bird in the islands: you can’t mistake it for anything else. Yellow Warblers are not endemic to Galapagos: in other parts of the world, they prefer the edges of boggy wetlands and fields with trees. They’re found all over the western hemisphere, from Alaska to Peru.
You’d expect to see the tiny warbler feeding on the ground or in a low tree: nevertheless, they have found that there are more insects to be found along the shoreline than in the dry interior of the islands. The Galápagos Yellow Warblers are therefore often seen quickly darting along the shore, nipping up insects. They also occasionally feed on seeds or fruit.

Male Yellow Warblers have distinctive reddish stripes on their breast. Females are a little more drab and have duller stripes, or may lack them altogether. Males also have a reddish “cap” on top of their heads. Their song sounds a little like “sweet sweet sweet.”


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-22 14:09]

Hi Manyee.It seems wet but it's nice..i like this original POV from the top,great capture of this small warbler with the usual top quality! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Manyee, Beautiful bird captured on a blue carpet. Wonderful colour contrasts and light with great details. Thank for sharing

Hi Manyee
照的清晰 很漂亮的小鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 地一次見到這種品種很新奇
光線亮麗 取景的叫度很棒 也很好看
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-23 5:00]

Beautiful warbler, fine color and against the rocks its looks awesome. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-23 8:37]

Hello Manyee,
Beautiful photo of this subspecies Yellow Warbler. Excellent sharpness and good saturated colours. Fine choice of composition.

  • Great 
  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-01-25 19:00]

What a beautiful contrast between the yellow of this Setophaga petechia aureola and bluish black floor lava rock. Great definition of the plumage of this little bird.

Hernán Bortondello

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