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Common Yellowthroat (4)
ashokmp Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 9 N: 38] (221)
Took this snap at Buena vista lagoon, Carlsbad.

Common Yellowthroat Warbler:
A skulking masked warbler of wet thickets, the Common Yellowthroat is far more frequently heard than seen. Its "wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty" can be heard from the Yukon to Newfoundland, and from southern Florida to southern Mexico.

Description

Small songbird.
Plain olive green back, wings, and tail.
Yellow throat and upper chest.
Male has distinctive black mask.

Size: 11-13 cm (4-5 in)
Wingspan: 15-19 cm (6-7 in)
Weight: 9-10 g (0.32-0.35 ounces)

Sex Differences
Male with black mask, female dull.

Sound
Song a musical "wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty." Call note a distinctive sharp "tchat."

Courtesy [ www.birds.cornell.edu]

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ashokmp Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 9 N: 38] (221)
Crop, - Lighting, Sharpen, - Noise
Edited by:earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483)

Using PSE4 tools I cropped left side, lowered brightness -15, sharpened with unsharp mask, Amount 250%, Radius .3 pixels, Threshold 0, and then put the image through the free online Neat Image program to remove noise.

Richard