Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2010-18

Common name:

Hooded Warbler

Scientific name: Wilsonia citrina
Date: May 8, 2010
Time: 10:00 am
Length of time observed: 2 1/2 hours, off and on
Number: 1
Age: adult
Sex: male
Location: Lytle Ranch
County: Washington
Distance to bird: 5 feet
Optical equipment: eyes, Pentax 10x43 DCF SP binos
Weather: light clouds, 70 degrees
Light Conditions: fairly bright
Description:        Size of bird: 5 1/2 inches
(Description:)       Basic Shape: warbler
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: yellow, greenish and black
(Description:)            Bill Type: warbler bill
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
greenish back, yellow underparts, black hood and cowl (see photo)
Song or call & method of delivery: Hooded Warbler song: weeta weeta wee-tee-o
Behavior: foraging in bushes and on ground
Habitat: desert riparian
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
unnecessary (see photo)
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
seen on Texas coast, Florida, Point Pelee
References consulted: Sibley
Description from: From memory
Observer: Joel and Kathy Beyer
Observer's address: Salt Lake City, UT
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Steve and Cindy Sommerfield
Date prepared: May 10, 2010
Additional material: Photo