Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler
The chestnut-sided warbler is a colorful passerine that is easy to identify. They nest in the southeastern half of Canada and in the north eastern and north central United States.They spend winters in Central America, Northern portions of South America and the Caribbean. each inter they often go to the same territory where they mix with tropical warblers and other birds in foraging flocks. Most of their diet is made up of insects.
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chest-nut sided warblers typically nest in deciduous forests. They make a cup shaped nest made of bark, grasses, and other plant material usually located in a bush or small tree within 6 feet of the ground. Immature birds do not have the maroon streak of their parents. I photographed this immature in northeast Minnesota where they bread. The top shot was taken during migration when they pass through southern Minnesota on their way to the breeding grounds.  


10 comments:

Susan (ABON) said...

Beautiful shots!

Margaret Adamson said...

beautiful birds and wonderful shots.

amsang . said...

what a photo. must have taken quite an effort. worth it though.

Arija said...

Such a pretty little songster beautifully captured.

Kerri Farley said...

Stunning!

Jungle said...

Hi

Cool shots, seen this in Costa Rica

Roger Owen Green said...

It's the adjectives of the birds you pick that I LOVE.

ROG, ABCW

KNM said...

Really really gorgeous photo !

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BumbleVee said...

They are absolutely beautiful! .. of course, I never see these in western Canada...sigh.....