Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # O_2013-01

Common name:

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Scientific name:  Dendroica nigrescens
Date: May 5 2013
Time: 10:30
Length of time observed: 5 min
Number: 1
Age: ?
Sex: Male
Location: Garr Ranch Antelope Island
County: Davis
Distance to bird: 15 feet
Optical equipment: Nikon 500mm and vortex 10x42 binoculars
Weather: cloudy
Light Conditions: overcast
Description:        Size of bird: sm medium
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Warbler
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Black/white with yellow spots in front of eyes
(Description:)            Bill Type: sm black
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Streaked black and white with bright yellow spots forward of eyes.

(see photos)

Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: Flighty
Habitat: Willow dense trees
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Yellow warbler/ Yellow rumped were near by and kinglets
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
life bird
References consulted: Sibleys guide on phone
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Earl Nelson
Observer's address: 3520 s 4700w West Haven Utah
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: one other person did not get name.
Date prepared: may 5 2013
Additional material: Photos
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