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Old Tuesday 14th October 2008, 00:21   #1
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Warblers in Mexico City

Need help IDing 2 warblers in Mexico City, pictures taken in the Desierto des los Leones Park.

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http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k9...i/DSC09574.jpg


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http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k9...i/DSC09639.jpg


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Old Tuesday 14th October 2008, 00:40   #2
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From Howell and Webb's "A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America": Golden-browed Warbler (Basileuterus belli) and Crescent-chested Warbler (Parula or Vermivora superciliosa). Disclaimer: I have never been in Mexico.
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Old Tuesday 14th October 2008, 01:00   #3
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Nice picture of the golden-browed warbler (and yes, that is how I read my Howell & Webb also).

Crescent-chested warbler seems to be the right call too, but I am less certain about this one.

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Old Tuesday 14th October 2008, 01:19   #4
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Unknown Warbler

I would also say Crescent-chested for #2; it seems to have that 'Parula-type' greenish back contrasting with the gray wing-coverts and cap; the only other warblers like that are the other Parulas, and this bird has no wing-bars. Also the brightness and extent of yellow on the underparts fits. Can't see any crescent, but could be less prominent in female or hatch-year bird (?).

(I too have never actually seen this species - I'm going by Curson, Beadle, and Quinn, one of my 'holy books'.)

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Old Tuesday 14th October 2008, 01:25   #5
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What a beautiful picture of a beautiful bird -- truly lovely, the Golden-browed Warbler

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Old Tuesday 14th October 2008, 03:39   #6
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Nice pics!
#2 is definitely Crescent-chested Warbler. Aside from field marks mentioned by Peter, the white "eyebrow" is visible. The crescent (which even in males isn't very large) is probably hidden by the branch.
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