adult male (California, USA; 2007-01-27)

Townsend's Warbler
Dendroica townsendi

Native Range: North America

Notes: in the USA, a western counterpart of the eastern Black-throated Green Warbler; bright plumage makes it almost unmistakable within its range; breeds in northern coniferous forests sometimes hybridizing with Hermit Warbler; winters in oak habitats further south.

male; striking black and yellow head pattern (California, USA; 2007-01-27)

female; gray cheek patch bordered by yellow (California, USA; 2007-09-30)

yellow underparts with striped sides (California, USA; 2008-10-12)

white wingbars (California, USA; 2006-12-22)

spectacled look; greenish back (California, USA; 2007-01-27)

female taking a drink (California, USA; 2007-09-30)

standard acute warbler-type bill (California, USA; 2006-03-12)

female taking a bath (California, USA; 2007-09-30)