Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2023-07

Common name:

Philadelphia Vireo

Scientific name: Vireo philadelphicus
Date: 8/26/22
Time: 8:15
Length of time observed: 30 seconds
Number: 1
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Location: Tonaquint Nature Center
County: Washington
Distance to bird: 20ft
Optical equipment: Vortex 10x50
Weather: Sunny, calm, clear
Light Conditions: Sunny
Description:        Size of bird: Small songbird
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Horizontal stance, pointed bill, short tail
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Olive green, yellow wash on belly, white facial markings
(Description:)            Bill Type: Short, black, with slight hook
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Small vireo; dark olive back, yellow wash belly, no wingbars, white eyebrow
Song or call & method of delivery: None
Behavior: Moving around edge of small tree, about eye level
Habitat: Desert park with plenty of trees
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Cassin's and Plumbeous Vireo eliminated via lack of spectacles and grey head. Bell's Vireo eliminated via lack of wingbars. Warbling Vireo eliminated via yellow chest and belly.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Seen in Wisconsin and West Virginia
References consulted:  
Description from: Notes taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Ian M Batterman
Observer's address: 8538 S Harvard Park Dr
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: 2/9/23
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