Category Archives: Warblers

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler on Ground

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler foraging on the ground photographed at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York during spring migration. Yellow-rumped Warblers are perhaps the most versatile foragers of all warblers.

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler Male

Black-throated Blue Warbler Male

Black-throated Blue Warbler Male

The Black-throated Blue Warbler is a bird of the deep forest. the Black-throated Blue Warbler breeds in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. On migration to its Caribbean wintering grounds it can be seen in a variety of habitats, including parks and gardens.

To hear the song of the Black-throated Blue Warbler click on the arrow below two times.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler Male Nonbreeding

Chestnut-sided Warbler Male Nonbreeding

Chestnut-sided Warbler Male Nonbreeding

On the wintering grounds in Central America the Chestnut-sided Warbler joins in mixed-species foraging flocks with the resident antwrens and tropical warblers. An individual warbler will return to the same area in subsequent years, joining back up with the same foraging flock it associated with the year before.

To hear the song of the Chestnut-sided Warbler click below

American Redstart Female

American Redstart Female

American Redstart Female

Female American Redstart

The brightly colored “flash patterns,” which the redstart displays while fanning its tail and drooping its wings, appear to flush prey from vegetation. Flattened beak with well-developed rictal bristles and proportionately large wing and tail area enable in-flight pursuit of insect prey.

Common Yellowthroat Warbler Male

Common Yellowthroat Warbler

Common Yellowthroat Warbler

Common Yellowthroat Warbler Male

The picture of this pretty male Common Yellowthroat Warbler was taken in the Ramble in Central Park during spring migration. The breeding habitats of Common Yellowthroat Warblers are marshes and other wet areas with dense low vegetation, and may also be found in other areas with dense shrub. However, these birds are less common in dry areas. Females appear to prefer males with larger masks. Common Yellowthroats nest in low areas of the vegetation, laying 3–5 eggs in a cup-shaped nest. Both parents feed the young.

To hear the song of the Common Yellowthroat Warbler click the arrow below

Song of the Common Yellowthroat

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

 

The male Black-throated Green Warbler sings persistently during the breeding season. One individual Black-throated Green Warbler was observed singing 466 songs in one hour.The male Black-throated Green Warbler tends to sing his “zee-zee-zee-zoo-zee” song near the middle of his territory, largely in the beginning of the breeding season to attract females. He sings the “zoo-zee-zoo-zoo-zee” song mostly around the territory’s margins, to deter other males.

Click the arrow below to hear the song of the Black-throated Green Warbler


Magnolia Warbler Male

Magnolia Warbler Male

Magnolia Warbler Male

Magnolia Warbler Male in Breeding Plumage

This little beauty is a male Magnolia Warbler in breeding plumage. I took this picture in the ramble in Central Park yesterday. I have been using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the Canon 100-400mm lens with a Canon 600 flash with a better beamer. I find that I need to use a flash in the ramble in Central Park most of the time because the birds are usually in shaded areas. The length of the Magnolia Warbler is 4.3 – 5.1 inches.

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler Male

Black-throated Blue Warbler Male

Black-throated Blue Warbler

The picture of this male Black-throated Blue Warbler was taken last Friday at the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn. The sexes of the Black-throated Blue Warbler look so different that they were originally described as two different species.

Click the arrow below to hear the song of the Black-throated Blue Warbler

Song of the Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler on Ground in Central Park Ramble

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Despite its tropical sounding name, the Palm Warbler lives farther north than most other warblers. It breeds far to the north in Canada, and winters primarily in the southern United States and northern Caribbean.

Click arrow below to hear the song of the Palm Warbler.

Song of the Palm Warbler

Black and White Warber

Black and White Warbler on Branch

 

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Distinctive in both plumage and behavior, the Black-and-white Warbler forages for insects while creeping along the trunks and branches of trees. It is tempting to describe the Black-and-white Warbler as a specialist wood-warbler, the only species to focus the bulk of its foraging on bark of trunks and large limbs. It is more accurate to define this species’ foraging niche as “wide” because the species frequently joins other warblers in outer branches and gleans foliage.

Click below to hear the song of the Black and White Warbler

Song of the Black and White Warbler