Verification of Unusual
Rec. # 2004-09
Northern Parula Warbler
|Scientific name:||Parula americana|
|Length of time observed:||10 minutes|
|Location:||120 E. 100 S., Ephraim|
|Distance to bird:||20 feet|
|Detailed description of bird:||
Size approximately that of a yellow-rumped warbler.
White crescent above and below the eye. Throat yellow. Dark gray necklace. Yellow breast. Belly and undertail coverts white.
Two bold, white wing bars. Upper parts bluish gray. No good, complete view from above.
|Song or call & method of delivery:||Song buzzy and ascending. Sang as it foraged in aspen and boxelders along Ephraim Creek.|
|Behavior:||Foraging by fluttering from branch to branch and searching leaves and branches. Continued to forage as it sang. Remained in upper portions of the trees.|
Backyard riparian habitat with aspen and boxelder trees. Understory of wild
roses, currants, and willows.
were they eliminated:
Yellow-rumped warbler eliminated because of crescents, wingbars, and necklace.
this & similar species:
|References consulted:||National Geographic Field Guide to Birds of North America, 4th edition|
|Description from:||Notes made later|
|Observer:||Paul A. Gardner|
|Observer's address:||120 E. 100 S., Ephraim, UT 84627|
|Observer's e-mail address:||
|Other observers who independently identified this bird:||None|
|Additional material:||5/25/04 (General Public)|
|Additional comments:||I heard this species again on Tuesday, May 25, 2004.|