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Black and White Warblers

Black and White Warblers
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-05 20:59
Viewed: 1675
Points: 4
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The Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) is a species of New World warbler, the only member of its genus, Mniotilta. It breeds in northern and eastern North America from the Northwest Territory and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to Florida. This species is migratory, wintering in Florida, Central America and the West Indies down to Peru.

The breeding habitat is broadleaved or mixed woodland, preferably in wetter areas. Black-and-white Warblers nest on the ground, laying 45 eggs in a cup nest. This bird feeds on insects and spiders, and unlike other warblers, forages like a nuthatch, moving up and down tree trunks and along branches.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-and-white_Warbler

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-06 14:42]

Hi Vinay,an excellent capture in a very difficult location and light,a beautiful warbler in an original perspective,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-07 10:19]
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Hello Vinay,
This is one of the most difficult of the warblers for me to photograph during the spring migration. As I'm sure you already know, they never seem to sit still and give you a nice pose. They are always on the move up and down the trunk of the tree or along it's limb. You almost always get them with their heads down or their faces partially hidden.
Not a bad shot, as we get to see how pretty it's plumage is. The one thing missing is we can't see any facial features.

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