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Yellow Warbler

Setophaga petechia aureola


A small (12cm) bright-yellow bird commonly seen on many islands. I will say that it is quite quick, and difficult to photograph properly!

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NeilDazet 5 years ago

I know what you mean Anne. I tried and tried to get a decent shot of one of these beautiful birds, but they kept moving and moving. These 3 are my best, but if I cropped them and zoomed in on them, they would look awful! :)

The Yellow Warbler spends every winter in my backyard (in Costa Rica) - I've taken literally hundreds of photos of it and have yet to get one that I'm truly happy with - they are never still, even for an instant!

Thanks for this, Neil! This panamerican species has evolved into a separate suspecies on Galapagos: Setophaga (or Dendroica) petechia aureola. Again, one difference is clear: the Galapagos subspecies is much easier to approach than any of the others. It's really hard to see, let alone phtograph, a Yellow Warbler in North America! - Wikipedia is good on this one:

Parroquia Bella Vista, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.76, Long: -90.33

Spotted on Oct 22, 2013
Submitted on Nov 12, 2013

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