Sunday, January 17, 2016

Warblers of Southern Arizona: Magnolia Warbler

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

Magnolia Warbler

Distinctive Identification Marks: bright yellow underparts and throat; strong black streaking attached to black neckless; black face mask with white supercilium and white under eye arc; small bill; broad white wing patch; black back; yellow rump; black tail with broad white base (very unique); 

Frequency: Casual (about 12 records)

Season: Spring or Fall

Range: Eastern United States

Lower Tree and Brush
Has broader range of winter habitats; from sea level to 4500 feet

Nests in trees less than 10 feet from the ground, with loose cup of twigs and roots

Feeding Behavior:
Gleaning: perched bird takes prey from undersides of conifer needles and broadleaf foliage;

General Behavior:
Very active; constant movement

Where to Find: last known location was Tanque Verde Wash in December, 2013;

Chance of Finding: Highly unlikely unless there is a report.

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

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