Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2011-57

Common name:

Tennessee Warbler

Scientific name: (Vermivora peregrina)  [Oreothlypis peregrina]
Date: September 30, 2011
Time: evening
Length of time observed: 1-2 minutes
Number: 1
Location: St. George
County: Washington
Latilong: 19
Elevation: ~ 875 m
Distance to bird: 3-5 m
Optical equipment: 10 x 42 binoculars
Weather: clear and calm
Light Conditions:  
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Relatively small and non-descript fall warbler. Upperparts bright olive-yellow from crown to upper tail. Underparts dull yellow-olive throat, chest and breast fading to whitish on the belly and white undertail coverts. Face with dark eye, pale supercilium, dark loral line extending through eye, and indistinct pale arc below eye. Wings olive with two indistinct pale wing bars and darker primaries with thin pale tips. White visible at bend of the wing. Tail relatively short (long undertail coverts) and dark below.
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery: none heard
Behavior: gleaning in cottonwoods and tamarisks
Habitat: cottonwoods and tamarisks at edge of pond
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
distinguished from Orange-crowned Warbler by brighter olive-yellow back and white undertail coverts
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted:  
Description from:  
Observer: Rick Fridell
Observer's address: Hurricane, UT
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: 11-18-2011
Additional material: Photos
Additional_Comments: information copied from field notes