Verification of Unusual
Rec. # 2002-23
|Scientific name:||Vireo philadelphicus|
|Length of time observed:||10 min.|
|Age:||Adult (bright plumage)|
|Location:||Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, St. George|
|Distance to bird:||15 to 20 feet|
|Optical equipment:||Pentax 10x42 DCF WP Binoculars, Pentax 8x42 DCF WP Binoculars|
|Detailed description of bird:||
This bird had very bright plumage.
Dark gray crown and gray cheek.
Dark line extending back from the eye.
Back and wings olive-gray without wingbars.
Breast and underparts yellow, brightest at the breast and under the tail, but still quite yellow on the belly as well.
|Song or call & method of delivery:||Not heard.|
|Behavior:||Flitting in the branches of the trees, gleening insects.|
|Habitat:||Trees above a grassy area near a small stream.|
how were they eliminated:
The Warbling Vireos seen in the same area were only slightly yellow underneath.
They also seemed less olive colored on the back and more gray.
Red-eyed Vireos have a red eye and are larger bulkier birds. They also do not have much yellow underneath.
|Previous experience with this & similar species:||We have seen several Philadelphia Vireos in Ontario, Canada and Texas since 1993. We've also seen many Red-eyed Vireos in 13 different states since 1988. And as for Warbling Vireos, we've seen thousands of them, in many different areas.|
|References consulted:||References: The Sibley Guide to BirdsNational Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America|
|Description from:||From memory|
|Observer:||Kathy and Joel Beyer|
|Observer's address:||1719 Hillcrest Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106|
|Observer's e-mail address:||email@example.com|
observers who independently identified
|Date prepared:||6/29/2002 (General Public)|