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Any idea what this little yellow Bird is? -USA (1 Viewer)

Hi I found this little yellow bird and I'm thinking warbler or goldfinch but I dont know which one! can you help? It was found in wyoming. (sorry, I tried to crop it but it wasn't) working
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nartreb

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Where in Wyoming? The yellowish warblers can be tricky, so exact location is a useful clue. I'll start the guessing with female American Redstart (common in most of Wyoming, but not near the southern border of the state). Did you get a look at the tail?
 

mzwebby

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I would suggest a female/young male Magnolia Warbler. The wing bars are a bit too prominent for Nashville and the overall feel to me suggests Magnolia.
 

connorco

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United States
This looks like a pretty obvious Yellow Warbler to me. Small but visible eye-ring, dull yellowish throughout, with yellow wing bars.
 

bhutjoe

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I am hesitant to wade in here but I think for a northern yellow warbler to have a white eye ring is unusual. And it does seem to have all the features of a female magnolia, though a bit of streaking on the throat, upper belly would have been nice. The two do look very similar though. But on location I would think put it as a magnolia. But I am hoping to learn here.
 

bhutjoe

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I take Butty's point and stand corrected about the eye ring. I found a photo in ebird of an immature yellow warbler taken in Alaska that looked alot like the OPs. Thanks and happy to be corrected:)
 

mzwebby

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Undertail-coverts here are yellow; white in magnolia warbler. So... apparently not magnolia warbler.
Despite my previous first thought, I agree with Butty that Yellow Warbler is right. The difference in the undertail coverts is a helpful point which seems to hold true in nearly all ages and plumages of the two species.
 
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