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The Blackburnian Warbler

Setophaga fusca

Description:

Small New World warbler. Distinctive orange throat and around the eye coloring. Most blackish grey back with a breast similar in colouration to a male yellow warbler... Yellow with red streaks.

Habitat:

Spotted this one foraging Ina gravel path in a densely forested area. A real mix of deciduous and coniferous trees and scrub brush. Lots of places for nests but didn't see one.

Notes:

I saw a female or an immature one. Similar in most respects except lacking the orange throat and around the eye coloring.

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3 Comments

Actually, it is Setophaga fusca, and Blackburnian Warbler - note the correct spelling, very important on a database such as this.

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 9 years ago

I completely agree with you and Ashley. Nice shot. Always fun to see. The scientific name is "Steophaga fusca" if you want to add it.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black...

AshleyT
AshleyT 9 years ago

Yes, this is a Blackburian Warbler :) Such pretty birds!

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Macspud

Manitoba, Canada

Spotted on Jun 16, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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