Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 201

Common name:

Tennessee Warbler

Scientific name: Oreothylypis peregrina
Date: May 19, 2012
Time: 10 AM
Length of time observed: ~10 Minutes in hand
Number: 1
Age: Second Year
Sex: Female
Location: Red Butte Canyon Banding Station
County: Salt Lake
Distance to bird: In Hand
Optical equipment: None used
Weather: Bright sunny (but cool) morning (60 F)
Light Conditions: Bright
Description:        Size of bird: Golden-crowned Kinglet size
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Small warbler species
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Olive back and and head with white underparts washed with light yellow.
(Description:)            Bill Type: Warbler bill (small & pointed)
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
(Transferred From Field Notes)
- Overall: olive head and back, top side of tail from olive to blackish-olive.
- Darkest olive on crown.
- Underparts white with tinges of yellow on upper belly and flanks.
- Clear dark eyeline with obvious yellow-white supercilium.
- White to creamy-white undertail coverts (see photos).
- Dark Legs
- VERY short tail
- NO wingbars
- Primaries blackish with thin white edging

(From study of photographs)
- Dark bill (typical warbler shape and size)
- Dark Eye
- Feet blackish yellow
- Throat and chin white with yellow-olive wash
- Tail underside white

(see photos)

Song or call & method of delivery: None heard
Habitat: Riparian corridor of Red Butte Canyon Creek.
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Orange-crowned Warbler: From this more common species by lack of bright yellow/olive in undertail coverts and lack of blurry streaked olive throat/breast/belly/flanks.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted: Sibley Guide & Jon Dunn (Warblers)
Description from: Notes taken at time of sighting
Observer: Jack Skalicky
Observer's address: 511 First Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Jon Gale (banding station volunteers)
Date prepared: May 20, 2012
Additional material: Photos