• 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