|Common Name||Hooded Warbler|
|Scientific Name||Setophaga citrina|
|Type of Report||Rare Species|
|Date of Observation||07/14/2017|
|Reporting Observer's Name||Annemarie Granillo|
|Mailing Address||144 Centennial Ct|
Burlington, VT 05401
|Names & Emails of Other Contributing Observers|
|Latitude of Observation||44.342909|
|Longitude of Observation||-73.121058|
|Place Name||Geprags Park|
|Vermont eBird Checklist URL||ebird.org|
|Time of Day||10:00 AM|
|Length of Time Observed||10 min|
|Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||80|
|Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||40|
|Noteworthy Weather Conditions|
Overcast at 10 a.m.
|Optical Equipment Used for Observation|
Annemarie: Canon 7d Mark II and Sigma 150-600 Lens
|Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species|
From Steve: Both my (Steven) and Felicia's first time seeing this bird. I have observed the relatively similar Wilson's Warbler
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|Description of Habitat|
AG- Shrubs, field, hill.
SLM- Second-growth deciduous forest. Diverse habitat structure with canopy, shrub, and herbaceous vegetation. Also observed (visually or auditorily) in the immediate vicinity of the bird: Veery, Red-eyed Vireo, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, and Common Yellowthroat.
AG- Sitting on tree which was on hill facing W/NW
|Description of Vocalizations|
Clear-pitched "tawee tawee TAWEE-TEo" and similar song a variation of the first "twee twee twee tweeo -tawee"
|Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation|
AG- Heard a song. Saw a bird perched on tree and checked it out (I was looking for any and all warblers!). Snapped photos and noted the type of warbler.
SLM- Felicia and I both heard the bird singing north of the second bench at Geprag Community park around 4:20PM. Following the song until we could get a visual took about 5 minutes, during which the longest interval between songs was about 30-45 seconds. I first saw movement in the mid-story from the area where the song was coming from. Circling around the the north-east side of the bird to get a less obstructed view, I then confirmed the bird as the one that had been singing. I then proceeded to take 30 photos between 4:29PM and 4:39PM. Visually, without the aid of my binoculars or camera, I could make out a distinct black "hood" encircling a yellow face. The bird also displayed a yellow breast and belly, and olive-green back. We left the area just after 4:40PM.
|Relative Size & Shape|
Typical wood-warbler size and shape.
Yellow face with black crown, throat, nape, and eye.
|Feet & Bill|
Bird was slightly back-lit, but bill and legs appeared dark. After consulting my personal photos of this bird from this observation, the bill appeared to be black while the legs remained hidden.
|Lower Back & Rump|
Olive-greenish, no wing bars.
|Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts|
Yellow breast, belly, and flanks.
|IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?|
From SLM-Comparing this bird to others found in the region, Wilson's Warbler only have a black crown and lack the black bib, Mourning Warbler lack yellow face, and Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warblers (and their hybrids) all have wing bars (in addition to other plumage differences). Furthermore, all of the aforementioned species have notably different songs.
|Other Notes & Comments|
Adult male, based on photos.
|This report was written from notes taken:||During the Observation|