Parque Ecologico Chipinque: November 10, 2017

I continue to chip away at Chipinque's bird list, seeming to see at least one new bird on every visit to the park. Crescent-Chested Warbler is my most recent find. Looking vaguely like the Northern Parula, the Crescent-Chested Warbler forages with mixed-species flocks in the midstory and canopy of pine-oaks forests. Typically a montane species, it moves to lower altitudes in the winter, which probably explains why I hadn't seen it until the recent cold snap in northern Mexico. I managed to take a few record shots of the warbler, although it will likely take a few more sightings until I capture a photo worth publishing. Instead, here is a photo of the Brown-Backed Solitaire, which I also struggled to photograph well until recently.

Notable birds seen: Elegant Trogon, Black-Crested Titmouse, Bridled Titmouse, Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher, Clay-Colored Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Brown-Backed Solitaire, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Painted Redstart, Townsend's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Black-Throated Green Warbler, Crescent-Chested Warbler.

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