Olive Warbler
Peucedramus taeniatus
The Olive Warbler (Peucedramus taeniatus) is generally considered to be a "warbler" but it is placed in its own family, Peucedramidae. It is a breeding bird of high elevation conifer forests of parts of the southwest U.S. and Mexico. Within the U.S., the species is generally confined to Arizona and New Mexico, but there are a number of records in the mountains of far west Texas as well. The 5 shots of a male and one shot of a female 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.