Friday, January 15, 2016

Warblers of Southern Arizona: MacGillivray's Warbler

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

MacGillivray's Warbler

Distinctive Identification Marks: thick white eye arcs below and above eye; blue-gray hood contrasts with olive back and yellow belly; black lores;

Frequency: Uncommon

Season: Spring and Fall

Range: Western United States

Mixed forests and riparian areas near water
Dense understory
Wide elevation range, up to 9,000 feet

Feeding Behavior:
Gleaning: perched bird takes prey from branch
Pouncing: perched bird takes prey from ground
Eats mostly insects

Nests in shrubs, on or near the ground with open cup of grass and other vegetation

General Behavior:

Where to Find: 
Empire Gulch
Sabino Canyon
Santa Cruz River
San Pedro River

Chance of Finding: 20% in areas previously and recently reported.

MacGillivray's Warbler

MacGillivray's Warbler

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