Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Photo Quiz answer! Blackburnian Warbler.

Hi Everyone

The photo was very difficult. The bird is a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. Please read below, comments from Kevin McLaughlin.

"I was at first inclined to go for a Blackpoll Warbler then got a bit of acid indigestion on that. My second and final thought was with a Blackburnian Warbler, maybe a bird of the year due to contrast between the tone of the primaries and secondaries versus the greater coverts. The keys to me are the broad darkish streaks on the flanks, the broad ochre eyebrow and the pale buff streak on the back. The remainder of the head pattern cannot be seen due to the angle of the bird."

Blackburnian Warbler

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