Odd Yellowthroat

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Heather Mellon

I love how the branches frame him and how clearly he stands out against the lovely background tones. Looks like you've come across a very unique member of this bird family and I have no doubt you will be hoping to come across him again. Super capture Yves.

Yves Langlois

Thanks for your appreciation Heather. Quite possible that I see him again. This is my favorite trail actualy. Anyway, one or twice in the season I encounter someting weird or special.

Clifford Dupuis

wow this is a most interesting find. You have captured it perfectly to isolate it in the frame. Well done

Yves Langlois

Thank you very much Clifford

That common yellowthroat doesn't have the standard white stripe over the black mask. On him that stripe is stain kind of blueish-black. It might just be a shadow effect, but few other shots with different angles convience me it is a mutation. A surprising encounter.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
June 9, 2023
yellowthroat mutation animal bird finch Bird Branch Twig Beak Feather Plant
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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