Red-faced Warbler
Cardellina rubrifrons
The Red-faced Warbler (Cardellina rubrifrons) is essentially a Mexican species which, within the U.S., only occurs in the mountains of southern New Mexico and Arizona. There are about 20 records of wandering birds in west Texas as well. It is a striking bird with a lovely song which graces our visits to its mountain home. The first 10 images on this page were taken on Mt. Lemon, Pima Co., Arizona, in may, 2008, with a canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
The bird has captured a small insect in this shot.
After eating the insect above, the warbler is wiping off its bill on a limb.
The next 6 images show Red-faced Warblers in the Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise Co., Arizona, also in May, 2008.