Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Dendroica coronata

Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronataThe yellow-rumped warbler of the western subspecies was formerly identified as a separate species, Audubon's warbler.  It is a winter visitor in this area.  (This particular bird was a tease.  Se would show up just outside the window as I was eating, and laugh at me because I didn't have my camera ready.  Of course by the time I ran for the camera, she would be gone again.)  Only when I started placing the camera on the table was I able to get these pictures.  Here the bird is playing hide and seek behind the leaves of the poinsettia.

Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronataHere she is on the other side of the house, in the loquat tree

Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronataAnother day in a nearby park I found this male yellow-rumped warbler who was willing to pose, and show off  his wing bars and yellow cap.

Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronataAnd a different pose to show his yellow rump patch for which the species is named.

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