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Old Saturday 30th July 2011, 18:44   #1
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Vireo Identification

I need help with a bird that I found in Texas. I think it's a Warbling Vireo but would like confirmation.

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Thanks in advance!

Also, I am having trouble with a sparrow. I think I have a Vesper Sparrow. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Saturday 30th July 2011, 18:50   #2
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I think it's a Tennessee Warbler (the first bird!)

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I think it's a Tennessee Warbler (the first bird!)
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Yes, Vesper Sparrow for the 2nd bird
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Old Saturday 30th July 2011, 19:26   #5
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Correct on both accounts, Tennessee and Vesper.
You can see the rufous 'shoulder' on Vesper, just to mention one feature.
The bill on the warbler is to thin for a Vireo of any kind and it has got the pointed tip of the genus Vermivora wher Tennessee belongs.

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Thank-you everyone! I overlooked the Tennessee Warbler in my Peterson's Warbler book.
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I agree on Vesper Sparrow (I missed that the first time).
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The bill on the warbler is to thin for a Vireo of any kind and it has got the pointed tip of the genus Vermivora wher Tennessee belongs.

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Not any more Jan. The AOU at least has moved Tennessee to the genus Oreothlypis, along with Orange-crowned, Nashville, and 3 others. The only N.Am. species left in Vermivora are Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Bachman's. And the genera Dendroica, Wilsonia, and Parula have been eliminated completely! But agree on the ID's!

See the recently published 52nd AOU checklist supplement: http://www.aou.org/auk/content/128/3/0600-0613.pdf

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[Edit: one small correction, the move of Tennessee to Oreothlypis actually occurred in 2010; the elimination of Dendroica and other changes were in 2011].
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Not any more Jan. The AOU at least has moved Tennessee to the genus Oreothlypis, along with Orange-crowned, Nashville, and 3 others. The only N.Am. species left in Vermivora are Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Bachman's. And the genera Dendroica, Wilsonia, and Parula have been eliminated completely! But agree on the ID's!

See the recently published 52nd AOU checklist supplement: http://www.aou.org/auk/content/128/3/0600-0613.pdf

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Oh yes Jim, forgott about that. Thanks for reminding me!

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the only species left in vermivora are Golden-winged, Blue-winged and Bachman's; is Bachman's left at all?

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