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Blackburnian Warbler (female)


Posted by ADKShooter on Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:43 pm

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Nikon D850, Nikon 500mm F5.6 pf
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If this image of the Blackburnian Warbler looks a bit bland, that's the point. The female of this species is much duller than the male probably as an adaptation to remain well hidden while sitting on it's nest high in pine trees. It should also be noted anecdotally, that the female is observed far less often than the male of this species, at least by this observer.

As a side note this image was taken on the same small spruce tree as my previously posted Tennessee Warbler about an hour later when the sun was on it. That day in mid May of this year, was the only day I noticed a movement of mixed warblers in my area.

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by paul fletcher on Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:16 pm
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Very nice image, Warren; I have to agree with you regarding the much lower rate of observation, regarding the female blackburnians.
 

by david fletcher on Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:15 am
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Excellent in habitat image, Warren.  Interesting information too. A click on large views is a treat.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:59 am
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How nice to see the female. I don't find her dull if you don't compare her with the male, though her coloring is excellent camouflage for her environment. I've only seen one female, I think-she was on the ground gathering nesting material-not where you'd usually find her. Lovely sunny shot.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:58 pm
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Compared to some females this little beauty has a fair amount of colour of her own, Warren! A lovely image.

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