Compleat Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Dendroica coronata
May 15, 2011

On extremely rare occasions, I come across a truly cooperative bird. It's even rarer when the bird happens to be a warbler. But last week I met a male yellow-rumped warbler who posed for me.

How did the yellow-rumped come by his name? He has a yellow-rump.

Yellow-rumped warbler, rear
  Check out the left side. Note the yellow on top of the head and along the side.
Yellow-rumped warbler, left side
  He has a handsome black mask and a white throat.
Yellow-rumped warbler, front
  Do you want some more? Check out the right side. Looks like the left, doesn't it?
Yellow-rumped warbler, right side
  And however small the yellow-rumped warbler may happen to be, he can make himself larger.
Puffed yellow-rumped warbler
  Several days later, I met another yellow-rumped warbler, who sang for me.
Yellow-rumped warbler singing
  Is this the year of the yellow-rumped warbler?

Photo note: I used a Pentax K20D, with the Sigma 150-500mm lens, on May 7 and 11 for these photos.

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