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Townsend's Warbler

Setophaga townsendi

Description:

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. These birds have a yellow face with a black stripe across their cheeks, a thin pointed bill, white wing bars, olive upperparts with black streaks on their backs and flanks, and a white belly. Adult males have a black cap, black throat and yellow lower breast; females have a dark cap and a yellow throat. Immature birds are similar to females with a dark green cap and cheeks.

Habitat:

Prefers areas with conifers. They forage actively in the higher branches, sometimes hovering or catching insects in flight. They mainly eat insects and spiders and seeds. Outside of the nesting season, these birds forage in mixed flocks. In winter, they also eat berries and plant nectar.

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DonnaPomeroy
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DonnaPomeroy

San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 6, 2013
Submitted on Oct 8, 2013

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