Monday, May 3, 2010

Nashville Warbler

This morning we caught our second warbler species of the year, a male Nashville Warbler.  The chestnut crown feathers are seldom seen in the field.  This species is often attracted to the water feature. 

This species was first described by Alexander Wilson in 1811 near Nashville, Tennessee, but this warbler is common, either as a breeder in the north, or as a migrant elsewhere, across much of North America. Two disjunct breeding populations exist, one in the east, and the other in the Pacific Northwest. The western birds are brighter and males of both races are brighter than females.

1 comment:

  1. Just have to say: I love the up-close photos on the white background, appreciate the academic content to your posts, and have enjoyed the entirety of your online ornithology course. Thanks! Kristen