WildlifeWildlife WatchingVermont Bird Records CommitteeHooded Warbler

Vermont Rare Bird Reports 2019

Common NameHooded Warbler
Scientific NameSetophaga citrina
Type of ReportRare Species
Date of Observation05/07/2019
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Number Observed1
Reporting Observer's NameAna Mejia
Mailing Address21 River St.
Apt. B
Woodstock, VT 05091
United States
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Date Completed05/08/2019
Names & Emails of Other Contributing Observers

Kyle Jones,

Latitude of Observation43.631111
Longitude of Observation-72.518608
Place NameMarsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Vermont eBird Checklist URLebird.org
Time of Day01:19 PM
Length of Time Observed10 minutes
Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)40
Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)20
Noteworthy Weather Conditions

Light rain

Optical Equipment Used for Observation

Nikon Action 8x40 Binoculars

Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species


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Description of Habitat

Brushy opening in mixed forest

Behaviors Observed

Perched on tree branches at about eye level, observed on the ground and hoping on stumps and fallen logs. Kept distance from observer.

Description of Vocalizations


Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation

I saw a bird with a yellow belly, black throat and black cap with yellow face in between. Wings were a darker brownish yellow than its belly. Black eyes and black bill.

Relative Size & Shape

Warbler sized


Black cap and throat that connects, yellow face/cheeks in between. Black eyes. Very distinct contrast between yellow chest and black throat.



Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts

Bright yellow chest and belly

IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?

Eliminated common yellow-throat as a possibility, face markings very different from bird observed, black throat that connects to the top of the birds head and has yellow face and yellow belly more likely hooded warbler.

Other Notes & Comments

Adult male.

This report was written from notes taken:Written from Memory