Verification of Unusual
Rec. # 2012-18
|Scientific name:||Oreothylypis peregrina|
|Date:||May 19, 2012|
|Length of time observed:||~10 Minutes in hand|
|Location:||Red Butte Canyon Banding Station|
|Distance to bird:||In Hand|
|Optical equipment:||None used|
|Weather:||Bright sunny (but cool) morning (60 F)|
|Description: Size of bird:||Golden-crowned Kinglet size|
|(Description:) Basic Shape:||Small warbler species|
|(Description:) Overall Pattern:||Olive back and and head with white underparts washed with light yellow.|
|(Description:) Bill Type:||Warbler bill (small & pointed)|
Field Marks and
(Transferred From Field Notes)
- Overall: olive head and back, top side of tail from olive to blackish-olive.
- Darkest olive on crown.
- Underparts white with tinges of yellow on upper belly and flanks.
- Clear dark eyeline with obvious yellow-white supercilium.
- White to creamy-white undertail coverts (see photos).
- Dark Legs
- VERY short tail
- NO wingbars
- Primaries blackish with thin white edging
(From study of photographs)
- Dark bill (typical warbler shape and size)
- Dark Eye
- Feet blackish yellow
- Throat and chin white with yellow-olive wash
- Tail underside white
|Song or call & method of delivery:||None heard|
|Habitat:||Riparian corridor of Red Butte Canyon Creek.|
were they eliminated:
|Orange-crowned Warbler: From this more common species by lack of bright yellow/olive in undertail coverts and lack of blurry streaked olive throat/breast/belly/flanks.|
this & similar species:
|References consulted:||Sibley Guide & Jon Dunn (Warblers)|
|Description from:||Notes taken at time of sighting|
|Observer's address:||511 First Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103|
|Observer's e-mail address:||**|
|Other observers who independently identified this bird:||Jon Gale (banding station volunteers)|
|Date prepared:||May 20, 2012|