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Cerulean Warblers - Trinidad - ID possible male (1 Viewer)

rka

ttbirds
Hi,

A single female has been returning frequently to the same tree in Trinidad for about 3 years. Today again, we saw the female (plate with 3 pics), but then noticed after examining pictures from a couple km away, a possible male (plate with 4 pics).

Appreciate if someone can confirm the ID of the bird (plate with 4 pics).

Also I shot a short video here:

https://youtu.be/r98Xq-Z_AbM
 

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KenM

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Yes a male, and thanks for sharing the video RKA!....a bird I’ve yet to catch up with properly, so far just a small black silhouette atop a 60’ tree “buzzing” away. :t:

Cheers
 
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KenM

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Am I right in thinking that Cerulean Warbler is generally not known to regularly Winter in the Caribbean?

Cheers
 

Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
Am I right in thinking that Cerulean Warbler is generally not known to regularly Winter in the Caribbean?

Cheers
Mapped wintering range is from Trinidad / adjacent Venezuela, west to Panama, and south down the Andes to Bolivia - so Trinidad is right on the edge of the winter range :t:
 

Andy Adcock

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England
Mapped wintering range is from Trinidad / adjacent Venezuela, west to Panama, and south down the Andes to Bolivia - so Trinidad is right on the edge of the winter range :t:

Not a common bird though, anywhere AFAIK and records in Trinidad will be pretty few and far between I think.
 

rka

ttbirds
Not a common bird though, anywhere AFAIK and records in Trinidad will be pretty few and far between I think.

Yes, not many records at all. Other than the returning female, haven't heard of other sightings for the past 2 or 3 years. Believe a different female and a male were spotted in previous years ( one in Tobago).
 

Chris Sharpe

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Cerulean Warbler is increasingly scarce further E along the Venezuelan Coastal Cordillera (of which Trinidad is an extension), and is decidedly rare in the easternmost Paria Peninsula. It occurs in the biogeographical West Indies as a rare passage migrant or vagrant only.
 

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