Sunday, October 4, 2015

Nashville Warbler

This fall, I am banding quite a number of Nashville Warblers. I have not made an official tally. Nashville Warblers are one species, at least, that, preferring secondary growth habitats for breeding, have benefited from recent western and Canadian wildfires and clear-cutting.

Sexes of Nashville Warblers are similar. Males tend to be a bit brighter than their mates. Males in winter plumage tend to be duller than in the spring. Young birds, like this one, look like faded adults. Despite their relative lack of winter flamboyance, Nashville Warblers in any plumage are handsome, little birds. For a photo of a spring male and more infornation on the species, see my post from 2010.

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