Monday, May 27, 2019

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) - 18Apr2018

This beauty is one of my favorites. It has the complete package including bright coloration, a cool hood, a song that carries and an aggressive disposition when on territory. Fun fact from the Cornell website: "The white spots on a Hooded Warbler's tail help them capture more insects, possibly by startling the insects into taking flight. An experimental study conducted in Pennsylvania found that birds with temporarily darkened tail feathers were less successful at capturing insects than those with white spots on their tails."

This one was photographed at Howell Woods in Johnston County, NC.

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