Monday, January 11, 2016

Warblers of Southern Arizona: Hermit Warbler

Continuing my series on Warblers of Southern Arizona, in alphabetical order, next up:

Hermit Warbler

Distinctive Identification Marks: Plain yellow face with dark eye; black nape, gray back; white underside; no streaking; white wing bars; lores always yellow; male has black throat; female throat is "blotchy black;" hybridizes with Townsend's Warbler.

Frequency: Common

Season: Spring and Fall

Range: Southwest United States

Tree Tops, primarily Douglas fir
Mid Tree

Feeding Behavior:
Gleaning: perched bird takes prey from branch

General Behavior:
Very active; constant movement

Where to Find: 
Mount Lemon, Chiricahua's, Huachucha's, Santa Rita's above 5,000 feet in mixed coniferous forests; 

Chance of Finding: 40% in preferred habitat. 

On rock

In ponderosa pine tree

Bathing in pool (notice the Bridled Titmouse and Black Throated Gray Warbler in background).

In deciduous tree

In fir tree

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