Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2015-14

Common name:

Palm Warbler

Scientific name: Setophaga palmarum
Date: 5/2/15
Time: 7:47 am
Length of time observed: 30 sec
Number: 1
Age: Adult
Location: Antelope Island
County: Davis
Latilong: (41.040805,-112.217875)
Elevation: 4419'
Distance to bird: 10 feet
Optical equipment: Pentax ED 8x43
Weather: Cloudy
Light Conditions: Cloudy
Description:        Size of bird: 5.5"
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Passerine
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Brownish
(Description:)            Bill Type: Pointed
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Western subspecies of Palm Warbler. Brownish overall coloration. Rufous cap, yellow throat and undertail coverts. Streaking on chest and flanks.
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery: None.
Behavior: Popped up and then skulked away
Habitat: Sage.
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
No other species has this unique combination of rufous yellow and brown.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
One of the warblers I have seen the most of since they are common during migration back in NY.
References consulted: Sibley's 2nd.
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Kenny Frisch
Observer's address: 4609 S Wallace Ln Holladay, UT
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: N/A
Date prepared: 5/7/15
Additional material: Photos