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Yellow-Headed Warbler (ID?)

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Old Thursday 17th September 2020, 02:38   #1
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Yellow-Headed Warbler (ID?)

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Would someone please help me with the ID (and sex) of this warbler?

Southern Arizona (Madera Canyon), today.

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Old Thursday 17th September 2020, 02:49   #2
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Townsend's Warbler.
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Old Thursday 17th September 2020, 02:52   #3
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Hi John!

I agree. A Townsend's Warbler
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Old Thursday 17th September 2020, 03:05   #4
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Thank you!!

... female? :)
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Old Thursday 17th September 2020, 04:57   #5
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I really don't know what this is, but Townsend's Warbler should always have some black streaks on the flanks and some yellow below. The nearest I can come is an immature Cerulean Warbler, though that seems unlikely on range.
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Old Thursday 17th September 2020, 10:56   #6
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It's a Hermit Warbler
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Old Thursday 17th September 2020, 11:35   #7
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It's a Hermit Warbler
It is indeed a Hermit Warbler. I looked at a field guide this time.
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Old Thursday 17th September 2020, 14:11   #8
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Isn’t this a hybrid of Townsend’s x Hermit, I’ve encountered this type several times on the Oregon West coast?

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No personal experience of these, but looks a much better fit for Hermit; can't see any firm reasons myself to call it a hybrid
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No personal experience of these, but looks a much better fit for Hermit; can't see any firm reasons myself to call it a hybrid
If you read Sibley, it states that hybridisation can occur where they overlap, having seen both species prior to the “hybrid” types that I encountered for the first time several years ago, I can attest to that statement.
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This is a straight up Hermit Warbler. I don't see any suggestion of Townsend's influence.
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Old Friday 18th September 2020, 00:00   #12
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A sincere thanks to all of you who have taken the time to comment.

I will amend my description to "Hermit Warbler," as I have no additional evidence of hybridization.

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Old Friday 18th September 2020, 18:06   #13
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Here are some more photos ...

Here are some more photos ... they may help w/ the ID. (Same individual.)
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Old Friday 18th September 2020, 20:21   #14
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A sincere thanks to all of you who have taken the time to comment.

I will amend my description to "Hermit Warbler," as I have no additional evidence of hybridization.

"Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability."
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Yep, though the proofreading pedant in me points out, just "Hermit Warbler", not "Hermit Warbler," - the species doesn't have a comma in its name

Nice extra photos!
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Yep, though the proofreading pedant in me points out, just "Hermit Warbler", not "Hermit Warbler," - the species doesn't have a comma in its name
Commas and periods always go inside the quotation marks in American English (check where I'm from, genius).

Dashes, colons, and semicolons almost always go outside the quotation marks; question marks and exclamation marks sometimes go inside, sometimes stay outside.

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/quotation-marks

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Nice extra photos!
I know; the images were taken with $16,000 worth of gear (D5 + 400 FL ED).
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