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Warblers, Vireos, and such; Nashville, TN 6 Sept 21 (1 Viewer)

hamlinjk15u

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These are always so tricky, especially during this time of year when migration is going on

#1 im thinking Warbling Vireo. White breast and yellow on sides, white eyebrow.

#2 im thinking 1st winter American Redstart (adult American Redstarts in the area)

#3-6 im leaning towards White-eyed Vireo. Was squabbling amongst some Magnolia Warblers, and this is definitely not one of those, but has me second guessing its not another warbler species. That white eye really stands out, and seems to have more of a Vireo bill vs a Warbler bill. Has the yellow eyebrow, but seems larger and goes more up the forehead than expected for a White-eyed.

#7&8 Im unsure on this one. Seems to have the tail dipped in ink of a Magnolia, but there's no side, striping, the belly looks more white than expected for a Magnolia, plus the yellow on under the wing roots.

#9&10 I believe is the White Eyed Vireo and Magnolia Warbler together. Note the difference in tail pattern.

#11 Looks like a Magnolia, but lacks the black streaks on the side?

#12 thinking Black and White Warbler

#13&14 I am unsure on this ID. noting black streak through eye, white belly, yellow rump and black tail. sadly did not get an angle on this one to get the top of its wings.
 

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chipster454

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These are always so tricky, especially during this time of year when migration is going on

#1 im thinking Warbling Vireo. White breast and yellow on sides, white eyebrow.

#2 im thinking 1st winter American Redstart (adult American Redstarts in the area)

#3-6 im leaning towards White-eyed Vireo. Was squabbling amongst some Magnolia Warblers, and this is definitely not one of those, but has me second guessing its not another warbler species. That white eye really stands out, and seems to have more of a Vireo bill vs a Warbler bill. Has the yellow eyebrow, but seems larger and goes more up the forehead than expected for a White-eyed.

#7&8 Im unsure on this one. Seems to have the tail dipped in ink of a Magnolia, but there's no side, striping, the belly looks more white than expected for a Magnolia, plus the yellow on under the wing roots.

#9&10 I believe is the White Eyed Vireo and Magnolia Warbler together. Note the difference in tail pattern.

#11 Looks like a Magnolia, but lacks the black streaks on the side?

#12 thinking Black and White Warbler

#13&14 I am unsure on this ID. noting black streak through eye, white belly, yellow rump and black tail. sadly did not get an angle on this one to get the top of its wings.
I'm pretty confident in saying #2 is an American Redstart. #3-6 is White-Eyed Viereo, and #12 is Black And White Warbler. I'll let someone with more experience help with the others.
 

Butty

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3-6. White-eyed vireo.
2, 7, 8, 9-10 upper, 11. American redstart.
12. Black-and-white warbler.
13-14. Red-eyed vireo.
 

hamlinjk15u

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United States
3-6. White-eyed vireo.
2, 7, 8, 9-10 upper, 11. American redstart.
12. Black-and-white warbler.
13-14. Red-eyed vireo.
Awesome thank you! I went back and looked at those you labeled as American Redstart and I noticed now the yellow base of the primaries. didnt notice that before. thank you!

and on the Red-Eyed, thats unexpected since there was zero call from a usually vocal species. but i can see that red eye now that you point it out.
 

qwerty5

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United States
You got the ID right on all except 11 (American Redstart), and 12-13 (Red-eyed Vireo). Great job!
You are right that American Redstart shows a black tip, but it's important to note that the forward half of the tail is always yellow or orange, rather than white like Magnolia Warbler
 
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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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