This bird looked like it just came out of a washing machine!

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Size, shape, and yellow markings make it a Yellow-Rumped Warbler but I’ve never seen a YRW with so much black and black spots before.
    From what I’ve dug up online, apparently they go through a radical spring molting change like this so I assume the looks will smooth out and settle down.
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  2. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 17, 2015
    When you mentioned washing machine, I thought for sure the bird would look more like this one...

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    Sorry it's not as sharp and clear as yours is.
     
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    That's a wet one for sure !