Continuing my series on Warblers of Southern Arizona, in alphabetical order, next up:
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.
Season: Spring and Fall
Range: Southwest United States
Tree Tops, primarily Douglas fir
Gleaning: perched bird takes prey from branch
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.
|In ponderosa pine tree|
|Bathing in pool (notice the Bridled Titmouse and Black Throated Gray Warbler in background).|
|In deciduous tree|
|In fir tree|