Continuing my series on Warblers of Southern Arizona, in alphabetical order, next up:
Distinctive Identification Marks: Black mask through eyes and forehead in male; Olive back; Yellow throat; faint but complete eyeing in female
Season: April through November
Range: Throughout the United States
Habitat: Brush, Ground
Feeding Behavior: Pouncing: perched bird takes prey from ground; also gleaning from leaves, bark, branches, flowers, or fruit in low vegetation; diet includes bugs, flies, beetles, ants, termites, bees, wasps, grasshoppers, dragonflies, damselflies, moths, butterflies, caterpillars, and other larvae.
General Behavior: Skulking
Where to Find: Sweetwater Wetlands, Patagonia Sonoita Creek Preserve, San Pedro River, Empire Gulch
Chance of Finding: Very secretive; knowing and identifying the song is helpful in locating; if patient and still it might come out from wed beds and forage along water; 25% in preferred season and habitat.
|Male with Damselfly|