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Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler
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Copyright: Luis Vargas (Chiza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-02
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3-, Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-12 19:29
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Points: 6
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Black-and-white Warbler
From Wikipedia
Mniotilta varia

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

Genus: Mniotilta
Vieillot, 1816
Species: M. varia

Binomial name
Mniotilta varia
(Linnaeus, 1766)
The Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia, is a small New World warbler. It breeds in northern and eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida.

This species is migratory, wintering in Florida, Central America and the West Indies down to Peru. This species is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, mainly to Ireland and Great Britain.

This species is 13 cm long and weighs 11 g. The summer male Black-and-white Warbler is boldly streaked in black and white, and the bird has been described as a flying humbug. There are two white wing bars. Female and juvenile plumages are similar, but duller and less streaked.

The breeding habitat is broadleaved or mixed woodland, preferably in wetter areas. Black-and-white Warblers nest on the ground, laying 4-5 eggs in a cup nest.

These birds feed on insects and spiders, which are sought like a nuthatch, moving up and down tree trunks and along branches. The song is a high see wee-see wee-see wee-see wee-see wee-see, and the call is a hard tick.

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Very nice shot Luis. I find it hard to get a shot of these guys. They're rare in my area and they are fast to move about. You got a nice side profile with good detail. Nice to see. TFS, Trevor

Bellísima toma de esta ave tan interesante. Creo que la calidad de la foto permite un recorte para mejorar la composición y sacar al sujeto del centro. Revisa el Workshop que te hago a ver qué te parece.

hello Luis

very beautiful photography of the Black-and-white Warbler
shot at a superb timing,with very fine POV and framing,
the pose of the bird brings dynamism to the image,
sharpness and details are excellent, TFS


Hola Luis,
Que foto más bonita, muy bien captada la Mniotilta varia en su ambiente natural. Muy buenos detalles que resaltan sobre el fondo muy logrado.
Saludos cordiales.

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