nonbreeding plumage; olive body, pale legs (California, USA; 2007-09-30)

Blackpoll Warbler
Dendroica striata

Native Range: North America

Notes: closely related to Bay-breasted Warbler and likewise nests in spruce woods; at other times of year can be found in any type of forest; very different breeding and nonbreeding plumages; when breeding, male shows a black crown and black-and-white streaking overall; in nonbreeding plumage, body coloration is much duller and yellowish-gray.

black streaks on back; strong wingbars (California, USA; 2007-09-30)

light streaking on yellowish breast (California, USA; 2007-09-30)

darker, yellow-margined wings (California, USA; 2007-09-30)

legs and feet noticeable yellowish (California, USA; 2007-09-30)