19 December, 2010

Black-throated Green Warbler

Scientific Name: Dendroica virens

Population Estimate: 10M

Range / Habitat: Breeds in coniferous forest of eastern Canada and northeastern US. Winters in moist forest regions of southeastern Mexico through to northern South America.

Field Notes: Small songbird with yellow face and black throat extending as streaks down sides of chest, contrasting with white belly. Back and crown olive, wings grey with two white wing bars. Several similar looking warblers can overlap in winter: Golden-cheeked Warbler has black crown and eye stripe. Hermit Warbler has bright yellow face and black restricted to throat. Townsend's Warbler has black mask and crown with yellow chest.

Personal Notes: Spotted at Tikal ruins.

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