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American Redstart-1

American Redstart-1
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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: 2008-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, RAW @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-08 23:03
Viewed: 3355
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A boldly-patterned warbler of second growth woods, the American Redstart frequently flashes its orange and black wings and tail to flush insect prey from foliage.


Small songbird.
Male black with orange patches on sides of chest, in wings, and in tail.
Female and young males with gray head and back, and yellow instead of orange patches.
Frequently fans tail and spreads wings.

Size: 11-13 cm (4-5 in)
Wingspan: 16-19 cm (6-7 in)
Weight: 6-9 g (0.21-0.32 ounces)
Sex Differences
Adult male black, orange, and white; female gray, yellow, and white.

Song variable; series of high notes, some with accented ending note. "Wee-see, wee-see, wee-see." Most characteristic is "tsee, tsee, tsee, tsee, tsway."

Conservation Status
Declines seen in some areas, but still widespread and abundant.

Other Names
Petit du Feu, Paruline flamboyante (French)
Candelita, Pavito migratorio (Spanish)

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

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  • Great 
  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-07-09 2:22]

Wonderful shot!
Wonderful composition, detail and color

Hello Jean Yves,
This is well done.
I can't remember viewing this warbler here.

  • Great 
  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-07-09 16:36]

Bonjour Jean-Yves,
Magnifique oiseau! J'en ai pas vu de semblable encore.
Très belle netteté et superbes couleurs, excellente prise de vue.

Wow! Qu'elle belle capture de cet oiseau que je n'ai jamais eu la chance de voir; il est vraiment superbe! Ces couleurs me rapellent celles de l'Oriole de Baltimore. C'est une belle prise avec ce contact des yeux, les détails et l'exposition impeccables. Bravo!

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