Verification of Unusual
Rec. # 2019-05
|Scientific name:||Oreothlypis peregrina|
|Date:||November 9 and 10, 2018|
|Length of time observed:|
|Location:||Royal Oaks Park|
|Distance to bird:||Varied (8 to 30 feet)|
|Optical equipment:||10X50 binoculars and 500 mm lens|
|Description: Size of bird:||Small songbird|
|(Description:) Basic Shape:||Typical warbler|
|(Description:) Overall Pattern:||Yellow, gray, pale|
|(Description:) Bill Type:||Thin, pointed|
Field Marks and
Olive-yellow warbler with very pale undertail coverts. Darker (greenish) back
and lighter yellow beneath. Distinct, pale eyebrow. Faint wingbars. Dark eyeline.
Straight bill. No streaking on underside.
|Song or call & method of delivery:||No memory of vocalizations|
|Behavior:||Very actively foraging, mainly moving back and forth between two trees spaced about 30-40 yards apart.|
|Habitat:||Small riparian corridor along Halfway Wash. Tamarisk, cottonwoods, willows, etc.|
were they eliminated:
|Orange-crowned warbler: Would show yellow (not whitish) undertail coverts, slightly decurved bill, less distinct eyebrow, and complete lack of wingbars. Many orange-crowned warblers also show more of a grayish head, and blurry breast streaking.|
this & similar species:
Tennessee warbler: one observation (at this same location) one month earlier.
Orange-crowned warbler: Many (hundreds) of observations.
National Geographic Field Guide
Various online resources
From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
|Observer's address:||433 East 1050 South #3 St. George, UT 84790|
|Observer's e-mail address:||**|
|Other observers who independently identified this bird:||Bird was found on November 8th, 2018 by Rick Fridell and Seth Topham. Also observed by several others, including Steve & Cindy Sommerfeld, Maurice DeMille, Terry Reid, Paul Jaussi, and John Schijf.|
Note that this bird is quite clearly a different individual than the
Tennessee warbler reported at this location one month earlier. The earlier
bird appeared to be a hatch-year individual. See URBC
Interestingly, these two birds had both spent significant time foraging on the same willow tree.