Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 17-2001

Common name:

Magnolia Warbler

Scientific name: Dendroica magnolia
Date: 5-30-00
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM ? not certain
Length of time observed: banded (10 mins) seen off and on the rest of the day
Number: 1
Age: Adult (AHY)
Sex: Male
Location: Fish Springs NWR
County: Juab
Latilong:  ?
Elevation:  ?
Distance to bird: 0 inches
Optical equipment: 8x42 binocs
Weather: partly cloudy, warm
Light Conditions: good
Detailed description of bird: Typical male Magnolia with yellow underparts streaked with black/heavy blue, black mask and back, white eyebrow, ash colored cap, white undertail covert and large white wing patch. Typical dendroica size around 5".  (see photo)
Song or call & method of delivery: none
Behavior: none
Habitat: seen after release flitting amongst russian olives and elms around the housing area at Fish Springs NWR
Similar species and
how were they eliminated:
Elimination: Most similar species to Magnolia would be Yellow-rumped which do not have yellow underparts.
Previous experience with this & similar species: Seen and banded hundreds from Quebec to Texas
References consulted: none
Description from: From memory
Observer: Tyler Hicks
Observer's address: 910 Eastview, Mulvane, KS 67110
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified
this bird:
Jay Banta
Date prepared: 10-2-2001 (Permission: General Public)
Additional material: Photo

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