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Documentation of Kentucky Warbler

Observer Information

Reporter:  Brandon K Percival 
Other Observers:  Also seen by Gene Rutherford, John Drummond, Mary Ellen Moore, and two other birders.; I found the bird alone.

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Kentucky Warbler
First Date/Time:  4/23/2012
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  10 minutes
County:  Pueblo
Specific Location:  Chico Basin Ranch Headquarters, Pueblo County, Colorado.
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Under the willows and in the reeds.

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  8x42 leica binoculars and Nikon Camera
Distance:  30 meters
Light:  Sunny

Description of the Bird

See photos. Warbler with bright yellow underneath, black side burns on the face. Nothing looks like a Kentucky Warbler really.
Behaviors: Low to the ground, near the willows.
Call: I heard it chipping, giving the loud Fox Sparrow like chip.
Plumage: alternate adult

Similar Species Discussion

Nothing really, Common Yellowthroat is a little similar, though not really.

Resources Used


Previous Experience

Seen several in Colorado over the years, and other eastern US states.


Notes made AFTER observation

Additional Information

Time: After 9am
Other Dates: none
Nearest Town: Hanover
Independent Observers: I found the bird alone.

Date Documentation Submitted

4/23/2012 3:07:00 PM

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