Golden-winged Warbler 2
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|Male has black throat; black ear patch bordered in white; yellow crown and wing patch. Females are similar but duller. In both sexes, extensive white on tail is conspicuous from below. underparts are grayish white, bill is long and slender. Unlike most warblers, juveniles can be reliably sexed (using throat patch color) approximately 15 days after fledging.|
Golden-winged Warblers are migratory, breeding in eastern North America and wintering in southern Central America and the neighboring regions in Colombia and Venezuela; also Ecuador. This is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, with a single record of a bird wintering in a supermarket car park in Maidstone, Kent in 1989.
Golden-winged Warblers breed in open scrubby areas or wetlands, laying 4-5 eggs in a cup nest on the ground or low in a bush.
These birds feed on insects, and spiders, most often leaf-roller caterpillars. Golden-winged Warblers have strong "opening" musculature for their bill, allowing them to uncover hidden caterpillars.
The song is a trilled bzzzzzzz buzz buzz buzz. The call is a sharp chip.
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Beautiful Golden-winged Warbler...Good details.Gr8..
- [2011-05-24 22:18]
Super sharp details and vibrant colors.
Great pose and DOF!
Very good portrait of a bird. It has a very interesting plumage.
very nice picture with great sharpness and nice light
the colours are beautiful
- [2011-05-25 11:28]
Hi Peter, I like this composition with a nice pose, good light and beautiful colors. Very nice. TFS