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Hello, and can you help? Panama I D (1 Viewer)

Hi, my name is Mike, I'm from Wales in the UK. Back in March 2020 I was birding in Panama for the first time. I photographed a bird that until now I have been unable to ID. I'm hoping someone can help with this. It was taken on the 12 March 2020 at 10am on the first stretch of Pipeline Road before the visitor centre. Any/all suggestions will be greatfuly accepted. No ID (2).JPG
 
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KC Foggin

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I'm going to move your thread to the Bird I D section of the Forum and you will be notified by email when someone responds ;)

Hi there and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)
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I'm going to move your thread to the Bird I D section of the Forum and you will be notified by email when someone responds ;)
 
I'm going to move your thread to the Bird I D section of the Forum and you will be notified by email when someone responds ;)

Hi there and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)
We're glad you found us and thanks for taking a moment to say hello. Please join in wherever you like ;)

I'm going to move your thread to the Bird I D section of the Forum and you will be notified by email when someone responds ;)
Hi KC and thank you for your help.
 

birdmeister

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Hi Mike, I think the bird is a male Chestnut-sided Warbler just beginning to molt into breeding plumage. A neat image, and welcome to Birdforum!
 
Thank you all for you swift input. I've been going back and fore to the Chestnut Sided Warbler all year but kept rejecting it as there was no evidence, (from 2 other even poorer pictures), of any chestnut colouring on the sides. I will though, bow to your superior knowledge of New World Warblers. Thanks again for your valuable input.
Cheers
Mike
 

njlarsen

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Chestnut-sided W in fall/winter has a green color to mantle that I have not seen in other warblers. Once you know that color, it is one of the easier fall warblers.

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pbjosh

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Indeed - just as Niels says, that color on the crown and mantle is pretty unique. Combine that with the white eye ring and I also find it to be one of the easiest fall/winter warblers to ID.
 
Indeed - just as Niels says, that color on the crown and mantle is pretty unique. Combine that with the white eye ring and I also find it to be one of the easiest fall/winter warblers to ID.
Thank you and I agree. I checked field guides from N America to Columbia and couldn’t find anything like it. Thank for expanding my new world warbler knowledge.
 

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