Friday, April 6, 2012

Audubon's Warbler

Yellow-rumped WarblerYellow-rumped Warbler, Forest Grove, Oregon on 23 March 2012 by Greg Gillson


Both the white-throated Myrtle form and yellow-throated Audubon's forms of Yellow-rumped Warbler are migrating through right now. Interestingly, the Myrtle Warblers are still in dull winter plumage, while most of the Audubon's Warblers are in bright breeding plumage--and the males are singing!

There have been rumors for a couple of years that these forms will be re-split. They hybridize where their ranges meet in western Canada. They were lumped back in 1983.

I have written a previous post on Yellow-rumped Warblers.

4 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure I saw one of these on the southwest shore of Green Lake last weekend.

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  2. I forgot to link my picture, which is not as good as yours, unfortunately. https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6ViYD5SCRNBWPZpAqpeIu9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

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    1. Yes, Max, yours is also a photo of the Audubon's form of Yellow-rumped Warbler.

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