Fall Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler in fall

Black-throated Green Warbler in fall

I’m pretty sure this is a Black-throated Green Warbler. Either it’s a juvenile who is just getting his adult plumage or it is a molting adult. According to the field guides, Black-throated Green’s don’t really molt into a drab plumage like some other Wood-Warbler species do. Here’s a photo of a Black-throated Green in all it’s breeding glory:

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

For a “fall” Warbler guide go to the Phenology page on http://www.kaxe.org/ scroll down on the page a bit, and look for “Warblers, a Harry Hutchins  guide”.
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2 Responses to Fall Black-throated Green Warbler

  1. First off Dee, thanks for the link to this site! I just spent nearly and hour digging through some of the terrific info there!

    Second, Ive always wanted a quickie summary of fall warbler plumages and there it is! I’ve already printed two copies for both of the guides I use.

    Many thanks-

    I wonder if that station broadcasts strong enought to get it at our Hasty Brook (south of Floodwood)?

    • Vacation says:

      It is a great radio station! Especially on Tuesday mornings when they broadcast John Latimer’s phenology show. You can listen on the internet to the show and they also have it archived. I can only pick up the station sporadically here in Crane Lake over the air waves, so when they started streaming it on the internet I was ecstatic. You should be able to pick it up there in Floodwood at 91.7 f.m. They also have a translater station in Brainerd (I think) so you might be able to pick up that station – I don’t know the frequency. Ah, fall warblers and the challenge of identifying them – I got a shot this morning of another mystery bird that I’ll post soon.

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