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Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler
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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: 2015-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-10 13:24
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Points: 4
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Done at the edge of Algonquin Provincial Park

The Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) is a small passerine bird of the New World warbler family. Its breeding ranges are located in the interior of deciduous and mixed forests in eastern North America. Over the cooler months, it migrates to islands in the Caribbean and Central America. It is a very rarely found in western Europe, where it is considered to be a non-indigenous species. The Black-throated Blue Warbler is sexually dimorphic; the adult male has a black face and cheeks, deep blue upperparts and white underparts, while the adult female is olive-brown above and light yellow below.

Predominantly insectivorous, the Black-throated Blue Warbler supplements its diet with berries and seeds in winter. It builds its nests in thick shrubs and the closeness of its nesting sites to the ground make it a favored species for the study of warbler behavior in the wild. The Black-throated Blue Warbler defends its territory against other birds of the same species for both nesting and winter habitats. As the Black-throated Blue Warbler requires large, unbroken forest areas for nesting, its numbers are declining.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-10 14:56]

Hi Mario,always interesting and always perfect,another top class work,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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

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