Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens), Hassayampa Rest Area, Maricopa County
This Black-throated Green Warbler was
found and photographed by Carl Lundblad on 24 December 2016
Prior to 1990 there were about 30 records for
Arizona, but it has been much scarcer since with only 14
ABC accepted records with 2 more pending, all but two
are from southeast Arizona. This pattern of decreased
occurrence since 1990 is similar to that of several
other northerly breeding eastern warblers that are much
less common as vagrants to the state than previously.
However, in the past few years several Black-throated
Green Warblers have been documented, and the frequency
of records of this species may be increasing.
"Black-throated" Setophaga type warbler with bright
yellow face with dull olive auriculars, unstreaked green
mantle, bold dark gray streaking along flanks on
otherwise mostly-white underparts except for a slight
yellowish wash and much brighter yellow wash on vent
area. Flank streaks running into large black patch on
upper breast extending onto throat, but not fully filled
in as in an adult male. Gray wings with 2 bold white
wing bars each.
24 December 2016, photo by Carl LundbladAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 18 February 2017