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Urling Kingery saw the bird, but was uncertain of ID; none
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
Chatfield SP, Plum Creek woods
riparian woods, cottonwoods with some willows
30 ft at closest
bird was in mostly shaded woods, occasionaly in direct sun
Description of the Bird
A plump vireo, similar in size, structure and markings to any of the solitary vireos, with white wing bars and obvious spectacles. Bright yellow throat and breast, with sharp delineation to white belly and undertail coverts. Head and back were greenish yellow, wings were dark with white wing bars. Spectacles were bright yellow like throat, contrasting with greenish yellow of head and face.
Behaviors: Foraged mid level in Cottonwoods, moving somewhat slower than warblers (vireo like)
Plumage: non juvenile
Similar Species Discussion
All solitary vireos ... bright yellow throat and spectacles rule out these closely related vireos
Pine Warbler ... No faint streaking on yellow breast, solitary like spectacles, blunt bill and slower foraging rule out Pine Warbler
Sibley's guide to birds, other personal photos of PIWA and YTVI
I have seen and photographed several YTVI in FL and PA. This is my second encounter in CO.
Notes made AFTER observation
Date Documentation Submitted
9/26/2007 10:06:00 AM
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