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Warbler or Vireo - South East Florida (1 Viewer)


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Having trouble with this little guy high up in the trees. My first thought was possibly yellow-rumped warbler, but that strong white eyebrow is throwing me. Almost makes me think of a red-eyed or black-whiskered vireo's strong eyebrow - but there's no black eyeline or lower white stripe under the eye...and too much marking on the chest, dark cheek...hopefully someone could confirm the ID:
Thank you. I can't say I see that too often on our Y-Rs, but I do recall having an ID trouble a few years ago with one like this. Glad to know I was on track with my gut though. I have been dealing with dozens of warblers, vireos, parulas, redstarts, etc and generally pretty confident with IDs - but every once in a while, one like this throws me a bit.
Learning and then paying attention to the undertail pattern is a helpful way to separate warblers. It would have also ruled out any suggestion of Vireo right off the bat as none of them have white undertail spots ;)
I'll have to remember that on vireos' tails. I see 200 warblers for every 1 vireo, so I'm not as familiar with vireos' markings except the obvious ones (as far as I know, I've only really seen black-whiskered, red-eyed, and white-eyed vireos.
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