Yellow-throated Warbler

We all have a favorite American wood-warbler. Mine is this beauty! It was one of the first wood-warblers I ever saw. During a trip to Florida in 1998, Dad and I were walking around the Flamingo visitor center in Everglades National Park when we heard an unfamiliar chip call. When the caller suddenly appeared we both gasped at its striking beauty. Like many other wood-warblers the Yellow-throated’s plumage looks like it was painted on. Bold markings and beautiful contrasting colors, Yellow, black, white and confederate blue. Stunning! Note the yellow lores on this individual I photographed yesterday on St. Joe Peninsula in Gulf County, Florida. South-eastern Yellow-throated Warblers have yellow lores and individuals from interior states have white lores.


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