The Hooded Warbler, Wilsonia citrina , is named for the black plumage which covers the neck and the cap of the male, and which sets of the gold face beautifully. It breeds in eastern North America, including small numbers in southern Canada. It is designated as threatened here due to low numbers and the increasing decline in deciduous and mixed woodland where it prefers to breed. It winters to the West Indies and Central America.
This image was taken in Long Point, Ontario where there a scattered breeding pairs.
A very common bird in Europe, it was still a treat to see for us as visitors. This bird is from the place we stayed in Calvi, Corsica, which appropriately was called La Merula. The female is a lighter brown and has a less prominent yellow eye ring.
Green Heron, Butorides virescens, is a small heron, found in North and Central America. It has a similar species, the Striated Heron found into South America and Eurasia, and sometimes considered this species.