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Warbling vireo        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Warbling vireos are common spring migrants throughout southern California, and they also breed in broadleaf woodlands in much of the state.   Like many vireos, they lack flashy plumage but make up for that with their loud, musical, and frequently repeated songs.  These were photographed as they sang in an aspen grove on Convict Creek in Mono County, and in the San Jacinto Mountains.

  • Canon 1D Mk. II, 1D4, or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens plus 1.4X or 2X converter, 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2006, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2016)