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Black-throated gray warbler        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Although they do not sport a lot of flamboyant colors (other than a small yellow spot in front of the eye), black-throated gray warblers are one of my favorites among the wood warblers.   Both sexes have an elegant set of black, white, and gray markings.   The males were in Riverside, California, the nearby San Jacinto Wildlife Area, and the San Jacinto Mountains, and the females were in southwestern Colorado.   Pictures of spring males are here.

  • Canon 1D Mk II, 1D4, or 7D2; 500 mm f4 IS + 2X converter or 800 mm IS + 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2005, 2013, 2014, 2015)