is one of the four subspecies of Audubon's Yellow-Rumped Warbler, while another two are considered "Myrtle's" Yellow-Rumped Warbler. Hooded Warblers are common in moist leafy woodlands of the Southeast. Palm Warblers and Waterthrushes habitually pump their tails as if they’re perpetually off balance. Most similar to Wilson's Warbler; always look for white in the tail on Hooded. If so, I have answers for you. According to Jon Dunn and Kimball Garrett's "Warbler" field guide, subtle variations in the pitch (frequency level) of the call notes help distinguish an Audubon's vs. a Myrtle's subspecies (in addition, of course, to assessing their different field marks). Note the image here is NOT a (singing) female Am. Redstart. Unlike the two other subspecies, this West Coast subspecies displays an interesting behavior: males may entertain more than one female at high altitudes, thereby ensuring the greater sharing of the species' gene pool in response to uncertain and extreme weather conditions present at high elevations. (Photo credit: Martin Meyers ©), Among songbird species returning to the Bay Area (CA) for the breeding season, MacGillivray's Warbler is an annual nester that is typically never common (ala the Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, and Orange-crowned Warbler -- all of which have a presence that is usually more obvious as breeders in the Bay Area. The hooded warbler (Setophaga citrina) is a New World warbler. In the forest undergrowth, this skulking warbler seems to call attention to itself by frequently fanning its tail quickly open and shut, flashing the white outer tail feathers. Photo: Martin Meyers ©, Unlike some breeding seasons when this species is ONLY documented to be breeding within as many as six Michigan counties, in 2007 and 2008 Kirtland's Warbler was found breeding at sites in Wisconsin by professionals who monitored and, thus, confirmed its presence. That is to say, McGillivray's is indeed present as a breeder, but only locally common in suitable habitat, such as within Mitchell Canyon in the Clayton/Walnut Creek-based Mt. Another two subspecies occur in the Myrtle's Yellow-Rumped Warbler group, so there's six total subspecies within the Yellow-Rumped Warbler species. . (Photo credit: Martin Meyers ©), A winter resident in northern California (where I live), Townsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi) populations leave to breed elsewhere, including northern latitudes as far away as Alaska. Long-term downward population trends are evident in Breeding Bird Survey data suggesting this species is uncommon to rare in former parts of its range where it was once common to abundant. Males have distinctive black hood with yellow face; females duller with only a shadow of hood (some lack it completely). (Photo credit: Martin Meyers ©), Canoeing Fun is one of many workshops/activities you can attend at the Festival, AFTER you come on my "wood-warbler" birding outing :-), Is this species of wood-warbler the correct answer to the quiz (below)? I'm Next to the Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat is the next most likely non-breeding season wood-warbler to overwinter in extreme, northern latitude states, especially if a micro-habitat or mild winter exists. birding instructor (Photo credit: makeupanid ©), Dendroica coronata audubonii is one of the four subpecies in the "Audubon's" group within the Yellow-Rumped Warbler species that live in North America. Yes, but it's only half the answer. Daniel Edelstein — biologist, birding guide, in our world more fascinating By the way, my upcoming new adult college birding class is featured at: http://danielsmerrittclasses.blogspot.com/. Interestingly, before the species leaves our area, you may hear them singing now (April), in suitable habitat, if you're birding where selected trees and/or forested areas occur. But those flashes are not the only thing that will draw your attention. Hooded warbler upperparts are olive green; underparts are yellow. Answer: Sorry, I know you're angry, my friend, but: Blogger deleted this feature on the right column (BELOW), so it's a Technical Difficulty Beyond My Control. (All photos © Martin All individuals show a dark loral spot and large dark eye. In terms of length, a Hooded Warbler has a relatively long tail, while a Prothonotary has a shorter tail. Epitaph I'm sorry to write: Rest In Peace, pop quizzes....I enjoyed posing them to my blog's readers for 10 years.