Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2007-43

Common name:

Blackpoll Warbler

Scientific name: Dendrica striata
Date: 5-26-07
Time: 1:30 PM
Length of time observed: 3 minutes
Number: 1
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Location: Along Santa Clara river above Gunlock Res.
County: Washington
Distance to bird: 25 feet
Optical equipment: 10X42 B & L Elites
Weather: Mostly clear skies
Light Conditions: Good
Description:        Size of bird: Small
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Warbler
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Black and white
(Description:)            Bill Type: Thin pointed
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Top half of head down through eye was black.Auricular area and throat was white with a bold black malar stripe. The back was grayish with bold black streaks. The underparts were white with black streaking on the sides and flanks. The wings were edged olive with two white wing bars. The tail was short looking for the size of the bird.
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: Actively feeding Warbler style.
Habitat: Cottonwood willow riparian habitat.
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Very distinct looking Warbler.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
I've seen many breeding Adult males in the east.
References consulted:  
Description from: Notes made later
Observer: Larry Tripp
Observer's address: 131 N. Butch Cassidy Trl Central UT
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: 11-11-07
Additional material:  
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