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Another Warbler: Nashville Warbler? Clarksville, TN 24 Sept 21 (1 Viewer)


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Been looking through Sibleys and Stokes for about the last hour, heres what I have come up with:

Looks to have a dark (gray) head all around, down to the neck. Yellow chest and down the sides. Gray belly and undertail coverts. I believe I can see a white eyering in pic 3 also. Only thing thats off is pic 2 looks to have a yellow throat. im wondering if its a lighting issues with the other 4? or just this one? this isnt another bird I am almost completely certain, as far as I could tell there was only 1 bird there. Seems odd.

My thoughts are that ive narrowed it down to three species as best I can tell:
Connecticut Warbler: Has the gray head and white eyering, yellow looks to encompass the sides , breast, belly, and undertail coverts, so im thinking this may be ruled out

Mourning Warbler: Similar to above, especially lacking eyering and yellow all over underneath.

Nashville Warbler: With the possibility of the yellow throat and white eyering, in addition to the other features noted seen really only in pic 4, this may be the highest probability. Looking like drab first year.

your thoughts please


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It's a Magnolia Warbler. The white (not grey) undertail coverts rule out all three of the species you narrowed it down to. Though none of the photos shows this cleary, due to the lighting conditions, the undertail has a broad black tip with a white base, which is diagnostic for Magnolia Warbler. Also, the second photo shows the typical narrow grey neckband separating the yellow throat from the yellow breast of a Magnolia Warbler.
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