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SHenandoah Natl. Park, Virginia - Warbler ID needed

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Old Sunday 2nd September 2007, 11:26   #1
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Question SHenandoah Natl. Park, Virginia - Warbler ID needed

I think this is a Magnolia Warbler - perhaps first year.
Could someone with good experience offer their opinions please?

Thanks!
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Old Sunday 2nd September 2007, 13:58   #2
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Can't see the face pattern clearly, but Cape May would be my thought.
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It is a Cape May Warbler - note the extensive, fine streaking, white wing panel, and face pattern. Also, Magnolia Warblers have very distinctive undertail patterns - mostly black with a broad white band near the end of the undertail coverts. This bird shows a mostly whitish undertail with a black "border". Here's a shot of a Magnolia's undertail:

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I discounted Cape May because I thought I was out out of range (3000+ foot mountains along Virginia-West Virginia border).

Thank you for this ID!
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