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Paruline de mai - Yellow Warbler

Paruline de mai - Yellow Warbler
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Copyright: Jean Yves Bissonnette (JYB) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 84] (916)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-16 0:05
Viewed: 3249
Points: 6
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Have a very nice day to all and thanks for your comments and critiques. JYB

Some informations about this bird.

Although many warblers are yellow, the Yellow Warbler is the most extensively yellow of any species. This widespread species of willows and mangroves is the only warbler with yellow tail spots.


Small songbird.
Thin pointed bill.
Yellow overall.
Chestnut streaks on chest of male.

Size: 12-13 cm (5-5 in)
Wingspan: 16-20 cm (6-8 in)
Weight: 9-11 g (0.32-0.39 ounces)
Sex Differences
Male bright yellow with reddish streaks on chest, female duller with red streaks absent or reduced.

Variable. Most common song is a rapid musical "sweet-sweet-sweet-I'm-so-sweet."

Widespread and abundant; no clear continentwide trend in populations. Vulnerable in western areas where riparian habitats are affected by intense grazing and development.

Other Names
Fauvette jaune, Paruline jaune (French)
Chipe amarillo, Verdín amarillo (Spanish)

Cool Facts

In addition to the migratory form of the Yellow Warbler that breeds in North America, several other resident forms can be found in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Males in these populations can have chestnut caps or even chestnut covering the entire head.

The nests of the Yellow Warbler are frequently parasitized by the Brown-headed Cowbird. The warbler often builds a new nest directly on top of the parasitized one, sometimes resulting in nests with up to six tiers.

Recent DNA-based studies indicate that the Chestnut-sided Warbler is the closest relative of the Yellow Warbler. Both sing similarly phrased songs, and Yellow Warblers regularly sing songs nearly identical to those of the Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Source : http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Yellow_Warbler.html

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Hi Jean.
Beautiful light used here with wonderful colour, sharpness and detail. DOF is great, the yellow really stands out from the background dark green.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-16 11:41]

Hello Jean,

What a fine portret of this bird. There is such a nice light in your image rendering so well the colors of the bird. You have chosen a good POV showing well the bird and plumage pattern.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2008-09-17 17:06]

Bonjour Jean-Yves,
Magnifique cette photo tout est parfait, lumičre, composition, détails des plumes, profondeur de champ etc. BRAVO!

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