Cape May Warbler - Dendroica Tigrina
Lucky me I've been able to make it in to volunteer at the Field Museum 2 weeks in a row! I decided I had to go in today before everything gets crazyville here in Chicago because of the NATO summit this weekend.
I'm leaving for a short vacation in NYC on Saturday, so I had no time for paintings this week, but wanted to share this photo with you. It's a Cape May warbler that I worked on today at the Field Museum. It's a male. SO beautiful, but alas an unfortunate window kill. His permanent residence is now the Field Museum bird collections.
Cape May Warblers get their namesake from where Alexander Wilson first spotted one in Cape May, New Jersey. It's interesting to note that Cape Mays were not recorded again in that area for another 100 years. They breed in coniferous tree in the boreal forest, and winter in the islands of the West Indies.
Have a great weekend, and I hope to post some pics on Twitter and Instagram from the American Musuem of Natural History in NYC. I've never been, so I'm quite excited.