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Vireo, southern Ontario (1 Viewer)

D Halas

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Hello everyone,

I took this picture this morning in Oakville, Ontario. This vireo was singing much like a Red-eyed Vireo, but thinly and lethargically enough that I wonder if it might not be a Philadelphia Vireo. It was high up enough that I only got looks from below, so I'm not sure if there was a black stripe on the side of the crown or not. In the one photo I got, the head is tilted just enough that I'm not sure if there's a stripe there. Is it possible to determine the species from this photo?


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I think this bird works for a Philly Vireo. The brightest yellow is near the throat. Too much yellow for a Red-eyed. And your description of the song is spot on.
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