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Mourning Warbler or Common Yellowthroat (New York)

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Old Monday 23rd September 2013, 23:34   #1
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Mourning Warbler or Common Yellowthroat (New York)

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I saw the bird in New York but cant identify whether a mourning warbler or a common yellowthroat. The bird behavior use to hop and not walk on the grass.
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Old Monday 23rd September 2013, 23:39   #2
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Mourning Warbler in my opinion. (But wait for a more experienced birders thoughts )
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I say Mourning based on the yellow belly.
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Mourning Warbler. The head is gray, there is something of an eye ring, and on a Common Yellowthroat (female) there is a sharp line dividing the yellow of the throat from the olive of the head, which is absent on this bird.
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No expert, but would think yellow flanks suggest Mourning Warbler rather than Yellowthroat.
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My five-second reaction is Mourning Warbler.
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If needed... Mourning Warbler :-)
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