Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2015-51

Common name:

Yellow-throated Warbler

Scientific name: [Setophaga dominica]
Date: 12/25/2015
Time: 12:55 PM
Length of time observed: 30 minutes
Number: 1
Location: 161 East 100 North Hyde Park, Utah
County: Cache
Distance to bird: 30-60 feet
Optical equipment: 8 X 32 Nikon binoculars
Weather: Mostly Sunny
Light Conditions: It was sunny and bright out but the bird was in the shade for most of the observation period.
Description:        Size of bird: Small
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Gray and white with black marks and a yellow throat.
(Description:)            Bill Type: Long, pointed black bill
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Small warbler type bird. Back, crown and top of the tail were gray. There were 2 white wingbars. Face was black with a white eyebrow and earpatch. Belly and under tail was white. Flanks were White with black streaks. Throat and chest was bright yellow. Bill was black, long and pointed.
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Yellow-rumped warbler was eliminated white eyebrow, white earpatch and by lack of yellow on rump.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
No previous experience with this species.

Yellow-rumped Warblers are common in this area and I am very familiar with them.

References consulted: The Sibley Guide to Birds, 2nd Edition
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Cullen Clark
Observer's address: 146 East 200 South Richmond, Utah
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Dale Ashcroft
Date prepared: 12/25/2015
Additional material: 2 Photos
Additional_Comments: Additional photos can be provided upon request.