Verification of Unusual
Rec. # 10-2001
|Scientific name:||Vermivora chrysoptera|
|Date:||16 Jun 2001|
|Length of time observed:||6 seconds (about)|
|Location:||along Dividend Road - Just west of Eureka|
|Distance to bird:||20 - 25 ft.|
|Weather:||Sunny, calm, warm|
|Detailed description of bird:||
Warbler shape and Jizz.
Black & white face with Yellow forecrown reaching about midway up the crown (yellow seemed deeper and more orangish than in the field guides).
White eyebrow and molar stripes.
Well defined black ear patch and throat. I didn't see any other black. Ear patch started at bill and went around & below the eye.
Black on the throat started at the base of the bill and ended on the upper breast.
All edges on black parts crisp & sharp. No smudging or streaking.
I saw a yellow patch on the wing, but didn't get a good look at where it was exactly before it flew off.
I didn't get any good looks while it was in flight.
I didn't see the tail, undertail, or legs.
|Song or call & method of delivery:||None|
|Behavior:||Flew from a tree into a serviceberry bush. worked within the leaves on the outer edge of the bush. Then flew up into another bush and disappeared.|
|Habitat:||Small canyon - (Bigtooth Maple, Chokecherry, Serviceberry, Mt. Mahogony) surrounded by Pinon-Juniper. Dry except for one small pond nearby.|
how were they eliminated:
Black-throated Gray Warbler - does not have a yellow forecrown. Black around eye
reaches dark color at back of nape. throat patch has streaks. White wingbars.
Townsend's Warbler - Same as above.
|Previous experience with this & similar species:||No experience with Golden-winged Warbler|
|References consulted:||Sibley & National Geographic Guides - on location. Peterson's - Warblers at home|
|Description from:||Notes made later from memory|
|Observer's address:||850 East 100 N Pleasant Grove, UT 84062|
|Observer's e-mail address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
observers who independently identified
|KC Childs was with me but he got a poor look|
|Date prepared:||17 June 2001|
|Additional material:||2 Drawing, drawn on the 17th|
Go to Main List of Sighting Under Review