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MacGillivray's Warbler
Oporornis tolmiei

MacGillivray's Warbler, Yuma, AZ

MacGillivray's Warbler, Yuma, AZ
MacGillivray's Warblers pass through our area in the early spring (usually gone by the end of April) and then again in fall (usually September).  These are perhaps one of the hardest warblers to spot (shy of Virginia's), since they are often well-hidden in the underbrush.  Look for them in riparian tangles and bushes, both in yards and in the country. Sometimes confused with Nashville Warblers, look for the complete grey hood over the face & chin--if it has a yellow chin, it's a Nashville Warbler.

Photos taken with Canon D10,  70-200mm lens, and 1.5 doubler.  Henry Detwiler, Apr 2003