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Copyright: Penny Harms (nellyemh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 1 N: 159] (767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-11 9:13
Viewed: 3436
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I believe this is a Yellow Warbler. This is my first sighting of one, so not sure if I'm correct.

Yellow Warbler: Small warbler with olive-yellow upperparts and bright yellow underparts with rust-brown streaks on breast, sides. Wings are dark with two white bars. Tail is dark with yellow-tinged edges. Has a wider range than any other North American warbler. Eats insects, larvae, and some fruit.

Breeds from Alaska east across Canada to Newfoundland and south to southern California, northern Oklahoma, and northern Georgia. Spends winters in southern Florida and the tropics. Preferred habitats include edges of marshes and swamps, willow-lined streams, leafy bogs, thickets, orchards, farmlands, forest edges, and suburban yards and gardens.

Interesting facts:
-The Yellow Warbler was first described in 1766 by Carolus Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist.
-Their nests are frequently parasitized by the Brown-headed Cowbird. -They often build 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 their closest relative. Both sing similarly phrased songs.
-A group of yellow warblers are collectively known as a "stream", "sweetness", and "trepidation" of warblers.

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Hello Penny
What a beautiful bird, i like his yellow feathers and his nice pose,
superb details on the plumage, great colors, lighting and composition
Have a nice WE

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-06-12 20:30]

Hello Penny,
Great shot of this beautiful Yellow Warbler. Nice pose and beautiful colors with good DOF. Well done!! Good Notes!
I tried many times this spring to get a shot of a Yellow Warbler and found out that they just don't sit still for very long.

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