Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Orange-crowned Warbler crown color

I have rarely seen more than a suggestion of orange coloration in the crown feathers of an Orange-crowned Warbler. But this week I watched one of these birds bathing in my backyard, and the crown was strikingly orange. Also, I was able to see some blue feathers on the body, which I had never expected to see on this seemingly all "olive-green" bird.

The action can be observed in a short video at this link:


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