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Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons ), Sycamore Canyon, Santa Cruz County

These Rufous-capped Warbler photos were taken by Henry Detwiler in March of 2006 in Sycamore Canyon, Santa Cruz County. Although, considered rare, sightings of this species have increased and it has been of almost annual occurrence since 1993. Many of the birds have stayed for extended periods allowing many birders to see them, and in 2004 a pair nested in Sycamore Canyon. A Rufous-capped Warbler, likely this same individual, has been reported in Sycamore Canyon since at least November of 2005.

The cocked tail apparent in the photos is characteristic of Rufous-capped Warbler as they often act more like a wren than a warbler.



25 March 2006 photo by Henry Detwiler


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