Friday, August 14, 2009

Unidentified Warbler

Update: Majority vote says it's a juvenile Yellow Warbler



Photographed this warbler at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve on Aug 13 while looking for the Rufous-capped Warblers. There was some discussion about it amongst those of us there, but didn't come to a conclusion. Wondering what you all think it might be....... thanks!

7 comments:

Brandon K. Percival said...

very young Yellow Warbler.

Brandon K. Percival said...

very young Yellow Warbler.

Brandon K. Percival said...

very young Yellow Warbler.

Michael said...
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Michael said...

I agree it is a yellow warbler.
Mike Moore

Homer said...

what about fledgling common yellowthroat? did it forage more in the low brush and throw in some tail-cocking behavior?

John said...

I agree with very young Yellow Warbler. Common Yellowthroat is a good guess given the body shape, but they never have bright yellow in the lores or scapulars at any age (as this bird does). YWAR is also the only locally breeding species with this hue of yellow edging on the flight feathers and infused throughout the tail.