Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Warblers of Southern Arizona: Yellow Throated Warbler

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

Yellow Throated Warbler

Distinctive Identification Marks: large high-contrast warbler with elongated profile; gray back; bright yellow chin, throat, and breast; strongly contrasting black cheek patch, lores, white under eye arc; heavy white supercilium; white wing bars separate black patch; white neck stripe; bright white underparts; long white tail;

Frequency: Casual in Arizona (15 records in Arizona)

Season: Winter

Range: Eastern United States

Tree Tops
Mid Tree

Breeds in pine forest, sycamore, and riparian woodlands;
Placed high in trees;
Open nests of bark, grasses, and weed stems; lined with hair and feathers;

Feeding Behavior:
Gleaning: perched bird takes prey from branch
Eats insects and spiders

General Behavior:

Where to Find: last two years in Patagonia Town Center;

Chance of Finding: 25% when/where reported; otherwise not likely

in mesquite tree

in walnut tree


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