Verification of Unusual
Rec. # 2002-24
|Scientific name:||Myioborus pictus|
|Length of time observed:||20 minutes|
|Location:||Zion National Park, Riverside Trail|
|Distance to bird:||20 feet|
Pentax 10x42 DCF WP Binoculars, Pentax 8x42 DCF WP
|Detailed description of bird:||
Black wings with large white wing patch.
Bright red belly.
Black tail with white edges.
(see photos by Jack Binch taken May 3rd in the same place)
|Song or call & method of delivery:||Song was a musical warble ending with wheeta wheeta wheetee wee. This song was repeated over and over.|
|Behavior:||The bird was perched in a small bush on top of a large boulder about 10 feet above the trail. It sat in the same bush singing the entire time we were observing it.|
|Habitat:||River riparian area in a canyon with large boulders and rock walls. Many cottonwood trees in the area.|
how were they eliminated:
|This bird is very distinctive so there are no other similar species to eliminate.|
|Previous experience with this & similar species:||Many seen in Arizona on several different occasions. Also, saw a singing Painted Redstart in Zion Canyon last year.|
The Sibley Guide to Birds
The Petersen Field Guide Series: Western Bird Songs (CD)
|Description from:||From memory|
|Observer:||Kathy and Joel Beyer|
|Observer's address:||1719 Hillcrest Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106|
|Observer's e-mail address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
observers who independently identified
Many observers as indicated on birdnet.
|Date prepared:||6/29/2002 (General Public)|