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Tennessee Warbler? Or Nashville Warbler? Nashville, TN 19 Sept 21 (1 Viewer)

hamlinjk15u

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Admittedly tough photos to analyze, but sadly with the weather today, these may be the most detailed photos I have from the day. I am seeing dark or yellow on top, yellow chest, white undersides. Possibly dark eyebrow or eye streak. If no actual eyestreak, leaning to winter male Nashville Warbler. If eyestreak is real and not a lighting thing, then thinking Tennessee.

Again, admittedly this is a tough one. Appreciate any help.
 

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stuartelsom

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From the features visible I would say that the white undetail coverts, small bill and shortish tail all point to Tennessee Warbler. I tried playing around in PS with the lighting, and cannot make out an eye-ring, but a supercilium is visible, albeit backlit, so another pro Tennessee feature.

Stu
 

hamlinjk15u

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Thanks guys. I know these are super rough photos, the lighting was terrible due to cloudy/rainy weather and somewhat heavy topcover creating heavy shadowing. I wasn't 100% sure I'd get any responses at all. Thank you 2
 

peterginsburg

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I do not think it is positively identifiable but there appear to be wing bars in the last photo so I might throw Chestnut-sided into the mix although I'd expect that species might show a cocked tail.
 
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qwerty5

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I do not think it is positively identifiable but there appear to be wing bars in the last photo so I might throw Chestnut-sided into the mix although I'd expect that species might show a coked tail.
I saw that too, but I think it's just a result of the poor photo quality and the edges of the coverts. I've noticed that the edges of the coverts on Tennessee can sometimes make it look like there are wing bars.
 
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