Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2017-53

Common name:

Tennessee Warbler

Scientific name: Oreothylpis peregrina
Date:  9/10/17
Time: 4:35 pm
Length of time observed: Approx. 30 seconds
Number: 1
Age: Unknown
Sex: Unknown
Location: 3570 South Chippewa Road, West Valley City, Utah
County: Salt Lake
Latilong: Unknown
Elevation: 4,300
Distance to bird: 8-12 Feet
Optical equipment: Naked birding
Weather: Lightly overcast
Light Conditions:  Good
Description:        Size of bird: Approximate size of Orange crowned warbler, maybe slightly shorter.
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Shape of orange crowned warbler with shorter tail
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Green above with yellow-green chest and belly and white undertail coverts.
(Description:)            Bill Type: Short and pointed
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
This bird had a greener back than the orange crowned warblers seen before and after this bird. It also had white under tail coverts and a shorter tail.
Song or call & method of delivery: None exhibited.
Behavior: Hopping through apricot tree feeding on grapes growing there.
Habitat: My backyard, mature landscape and well planted for bird use.
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Greener on back than orange crowned warbler with white under tail coverts. Also shorter tail.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Seen previously in September of last year.
References consulted: Kaufman's field guide to birds of North America, Stokes guide.
Description from: Notes taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Darren R. Hall
Observer's address: 3570 South Chippewa Road West Valley City, Utah
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: N/A
Date prepared: 10/01/17
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