Black-throated green warbler

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    Fall adult male. Note the heavy black side streaking. The spring male would have a solid black throat without the white feather veiling.

    Kennesaw Mountain (KMT). August 17, 2012. Since July 21st I have been regularly seeing this migrant at KMT. It has been the most consistent warbler present during this time period. A few other images of this beautiful warbler below. The bird above and the first bird below are clearly fall adult males with their very prominent black throats/upper chest (spring males by contrast have solid jet black without any white in the throat/upper breast). The 3rd bird in comments below is a first fall female(notice the brown patches along the dorsal aspect mixed with the green, and the lack of black in the throat). The second bird in comments below is a fall adult female or first fall male as evidenced by much less black on the throat/upper breast. In addition the second bird below has much less bold lateral side streaking compared to the adult male. All images taken at KMT in the last one month.

    Finally I have added another fall female in the 4th spot below. This image more clearly shows the female throat and note the difference between that of the adult male.

    kevansunderland, mimbrava, and Gogolac added this photo to their favorites.

    1. geno k 56 months ago | reply

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      [ immature Black-throated green warbler]

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    2. © Limpus48 56 months ago | reply

      Adorable composition...

    3. 56 months ago | reply

      Nice collection of BTGs Gene! Good Shooting!

    4. Don Delaney 56 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shots and great infromation Gene. I was "SOL" on Warblers today and the window is closing.

    5. Wes bird7 [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      Very well done Gene!!

    6. trishanorton 56 months ago | reply

      Spectacular shots, Gene, of these colorful warblers! Much appreciate your excellent views and description of their differences.....VERY helpful....thanks so much! The first among the berries is so stunning!

    7. kevansunderland 56 months ago | reply

      Geno that is so wonderful and like Trisha said thanks for all the information !!

    8. Paul Hueber 56 months ago | reply

      Very nice series. They are beautiful warblers.

    9. Elrond418 56 months ago | reply

      That top photo is especially nicely composed!

    10. mimbrava 56 months ago | reply

      The primary shot is like a painting. Gorgeous work, Gene.

    11. Kenneth Cole Schneider 56 months ago | reply

      I had at least three (from below or behind without heads) that looked like the third bird and blew the ID badly! Nice documentation!

    12. Mary Sonis 56 months ago | reply

      I am very fond of that second the way it shows off the black throat..your knowledge of warblers is so impressive..I learn something every time I look at your posts.

    13. maggievz 39 months ago | reply

      Love this and all your Warbler pics. It was a pleasure meeting you out at the Lake today. (I hope you don't mind that I googled your name and found your flicker page. I just really enjoy looking at bird photography.) See you out in the field someday!

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