Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens), Hassayampa River Preserve, Maricopa County
This Black-throated Green Warbler was found by Chrissy Kondrat-Smith and Jennifer Johnston and photographed by Chrissy Kondrat-Smith on 16 April 2017
This may be the same as
this individual present nearby in late December
Prior to 1990 there were about 30 records for
Arizona, but it has been much scarcer since with only 14
ABC accepted records and 3 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 and an unstreaked green
mantle, contrasting with a bold black throat extending
into black flank streaks. The underparts lack yellow
except a small patch on the breast and another small
patch on the vent, typical of this species.
16 April 2017, photo by Chrissy Kondrat-SmithAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 30 September 2017