Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2018-68

Common name:


Scientific name: Seiurus aurocapilla
Date: 10/2/2018
Time: 3 pm
Length of time observed: a few minutes
Number: 1
Age: adult
Sex: unknown
Location: Fruita Campground, Capitol Reef National Park
County: Wayne
Elevation: 5500
Distance to bird: unknown
Optical equipment: eyes and camera
Weather: cloudy
Light Conditions: good, not too bright
Description:        Size of bird: small
(Description:)       Basic Shape: warbler shape
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: brown and white with dark stripes
(Description:)            Bill Type: short and pointed
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
 orange crown strip with black stripes outside. White eye ring, black/dark stripes on white chest with olive back.
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior:  foraging on the ground
Habitat: edge of riparian with bare ground, grasses, and trees
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
seen many times in Florida. Confirmed for observer via photo.
References consulted:  
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Nancy Clogston  [submitted by Shauna Cotrell]
Observer's address:  
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  Shauna Cotrell (submitting for observer)
Date prepared: 11/16/2018
Additional material: Photos
Additional comments: This was submitted to eBird for the observer under Shauna Cotrell's profile. Photos were attached to the eBird report. Nancy (the observer) sent pictures to the park and the eBird reviewer asked Shauna to submit the bird to this site.