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"Townsend's Warbler"
Townsend's Warbler:    The Townsend's Warbler was named by Thomas Nuttall after his friend John Kirk Townsend, after they collected a male of the species along the Columbia River.

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website's "The Birds of North America Online" (2009), the Townsend’s Warbler (Dendroica townsendi) was among the many species first collected by John Kirk Townsend during his expedition with Thomas Nuttall through the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast in 1834. The description of Townsend’s Warbler (male only) first appeared in the Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia" in 1837, written by Thomas Nuttall under John Kirk Townsend’s name (see passage below). The first specimen seems to have been procured in the forests along the Columbia River near Fort Vancouver, Washington.


John Kirk Townsend, 1836, Description of Twelve New Species of Birds, chiefly from the vicinity of the Columbia river, IN: Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1837, Vol.II, Part II:

"Sylvia Townsendi, (Nuttall.), Townsend's Warbler. Description. Colour bright olive-green, spotted with black; head, cheeks, throat and breast, black; flanks spotted with black; line over the eye a broad diverging one beneath to the shoulder and belly, yellow; rump, two banks on the wings, and the inner webs of the three lateral tail feathers on each side, almost wholly white. The female of this species is unknown. Inhabits the shady forests of the Columbia river, where it probably breeds."


 
Mount Tabor, Portland, Oregon ...

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Townsend's Warbler, male, Mount Tabor, Portland, Oregon. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken May 10, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Vancouver Trout Hatchery, Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2010, Vancouver Trout Hatchery, Washington, click to enlarge
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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver Trout Hatchery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 17, 2010. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.


Vancouver, Washington ...

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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 7, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 22, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


... 2013 ...

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Townsend's Warbler, male, backyard, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 4, 2013. Canon Rebel T3i, 300z.


... 2012 ...

Image, 2012, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 25, 2012. Canon EOS 40d, 300z.


... 2010 ...

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Townsend's Warbler, male, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 30, 2010, Canon EOS 7d 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, male, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 30, 2010, Canon EOS 7d 400mm.


... male, female, and youngster ...

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Townsend's Warbler, male, Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken December 19, 2010, Canon Rebel T1i, 300z. Right image taken December 30, 2010, Canon EOS 7d 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, female, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 30, 2010, Canon EOS 7d 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, youngster, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 30, 2010, Canon EOS 7d 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, youngster, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 30, 2010, Canon EOS 7d 400mm.


... 2009 ...

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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 7, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 7, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Townsend's Warbler, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 22, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


... "it's snowing" ...

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"it's snowing !!!" ... Oregon Junco and Townsend's Warbler (left image), and Townsend's Warbler, male (right image), Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 29, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.



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