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Warbler ID - Corpus Christi TX. (1 Viewer)

rubonix

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Shot a short long distance vid of the warbler on 1 May in Corpus Christi, Tx. in the early morning from inside the house. Would like help on ID. Thanks for your responses.

-r

 

Butty

Well-known member
the warbler on 1 May in Corpus Christi, Tx
I don't understand. Have you already posted photos of this bird, or other info? It's helpful to have the link, as I can't find any other posting.
This looks like either orange-crowned warbler (especially the head-pattern) or Tennessee warbler (maybe better for the underparts). It would be helpful to see the wing-pattern and the undertail-coverts. Do you have other photos/vids?
 

Microtus

Maryland USA (he/him)
United States
I looked at the video a second time, and the undertail coverts appear to be yellow. That feature should eliminate Tennessee. So I am thinking that it may be a rather light-colored (on the underparts) Orange-crowned?
 

rubonix

Well-known member
Sorry, I have not posted additional images/vids of this bird as this is all I have as I went through my cam today. My impression initially was Orange-crowned but I believe ebird said that would be rare as they should have all been gone from our area by then. So I balked. Tennessee is another thought I had with the grayish head and yellow greenish coloration, but the supercilium, as mentioned, doesn't seem correct. On the breast there seems to be a bit of coloration - maybe reddish/orangish - but maybe the light or the camera or my brain is creating that artifact to me.
 

qwerty5

Well-known member
United States
Sorry, I have not posted additional images/vids of this bird as this is all I have as I went through my cam today. My impression initially was Orange-crowned but I believe ebird said that would be rare as they should have all been gone from our area by then. So I balked. Tennessee is another thought I had with the grayish head and yellow greenish coloration, but the supercilium, as mentioned, doesn't seem correct. On the breast there seems to be a bit of coloration - maybe reddish/orangish - but maybe the light or the camera or my brain is creating that artifact to me.
Yes, I did think it might be late for a Orange-crowned in Texas. Did you get a good view of the undertail coverts? If they were yellow then it's an Orange-crowned. If white it's a Tennessee
 

Butty

Well-known member
the undertail coverts appear to be yellow
I've watched it several times for that point and not been able to see clearly at all. There seems to be a couple of possible brief flashes in which they seem to me to be (if anything) whitish - but I'm not convinced that the undertail-coverts (as distinct from the underside of the tail) come into view at all.
 

qwerty5

Well-known member
United States
I've watched it several times for that point and not been able to see clearly at all. There seems to be a couple of possible brief flashes in which they seem to me to be (if anything) whitish - but I'm not convinced that the undertail-coverts (as distinct from the underside of the tail) come into view at all.
Yeah that's what I thought too
 

Butty

Well-known member
I think I see white in the underside of the tail itself, which would make it Tennessee warbler - but, again, very difficult to tell exactly what you're seeing.
 

Microtus

Maryland USA (he/him)
United States
I've watched it several times for that point and not been able to see clearly at all. There seems to be a couple of possible brief flashes in which they seem to me to be (if anything) whitish - but I'm not convinced that the undertail-coverts (as distinct from the underside of the tail) come into view at all.
You may be right.
 

qwerty5

Well-known member
United States
Here I see white that looks like the undertail coverts, but I'm not sure. What do you guys think?
 

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