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Black-throated Gray Warbler
If you have noticed,
I have stop putting on the Latin Names of the birds.
I don't speak Latin, I don't read/under stand Latin,
and I would venture a guess most of you don't either.

And I don't care if you Ornithologist do get mad,
and more than likely they will, & they will keep on sending
those nasty E-mails as so many of them do already.

This not a Black-and-white Warbler.


To learn more click here

Photographed at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon 07/22/02.

Trying to photograph one of these Warblers is like trying to photograph a leaf in a wind storm.

The time they spend on a perch is about time it takes you to blink you eye.


Map & range not to any scale nor is absolute.


This is a very small bird, possibly only 4 or 5 inches in length.
I don't think its plumages changes throughout the year as some bird's plumages do.
This bird also can be identified by a bright but very small yellow spot just in front of the eye.
I will point this out in the photos. Also note the black stripe through the eye
and the two white stripes one above and one below the eye on the side of its head.

You will see in my photos why it is called a Black-throated Gray Warbler.
The females that I have seen and was unable to get pictures of did not have a
black throat, it was white and the bird was much grayer and the face stripes were
not as predominate as the males. All of the ones (Black-throated Gray Warblers)
I ones I have seen were always gleaning insects from tree branches and bushes.



This a cropped image from the above image is it is not very good because of the graininess of the image.

Just in case you did not see the yellow spot in front of the eye I have pointed it out with that arrow.


Now it's a lot easier to see once you know where & what to look for.

In the wild you won't get a good chance to look for it because of the birds quick movements through the trees.


You are absolutely correct.
In this image the tree is up-side-down.

But you have to remember I am standing under the tree
and photographing the bird as fast as I can and some times it will
perch in an most peculiar way.
I would rather have you see the tree up-side-down than the bird up-side-down.


Now you know why it's called a Black-throated Gray Warbler.

Correct, the tree once again is up-side-down.


Even though this is not a good showable image I have put it in to show a side view such as it is.


I guess you could say that this is the South end of a North bound bird.


Now, take a very-very close look at this image.
See any thing unusual about it or the bird?


Here is a closer view of the same photo in order to help you out in deciding.

I could have swore there was a branch there to perch on.

I did not try to get a photo like this.
It's just that the bird flits around so much and so quickly,
it just happened this way. The bird was on another branch when I decided
to take this photo, but in the time it took me to activate my camera shutter
the bird decided to fly to another branch. How I ever got this I will never know.




More images as of 06/2005 while I was at the canyon for 15 days

Also more images rom the canyon on 09/15/06

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