Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2006-50

Common name:

Prothonotary Warbler

Scientific name: Protonotaria citrea
Date: SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
Time: 11 am
Length of time observed: 5 minutes
Number: 1
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Location: Duck Creek Village Visitor Center
County: Kane
Elevation: 8600
Distance to bird: 8 feet
Optical equipment: 10X42 Binoculars
Weather: Clear
Light Conditions: Good
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Bird had large black eye, very yellow head with yellow extending part down back. Yellow belly with white under coverts. Back was slate color. Long black bill. Bird had no eye ring or wing bars.
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: Bird was sitting on a branch outside of my window
Habitat: Conifer forest
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
I have seen almost all of the western warblers and this bird looks like none of them.
References consulted: Sibleys and Kaufman field guides
Description from: Notes taken at time of sighting
Observer: Charles Kahr
Observer's address: PO Box 1363, Duck Creek, Utah, 84762
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: 10/11/06
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