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Observed this bird today (9.21.21) in Bradenton Fl.  No photos but I did get 2 recordings.

A Vireo/Warbler sized bird, overall yellow colored (not dull yellow or green). No wing bars, but wings and back were slightly darker. The area above the bill and between the eyes was bright yellow, but there were no yellow or white eye rings (or spectacles).  It also had a thin black malar stripe (mustache).

Here are the two recordings.

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2 hours ago, jimbarnett said:

Definitely NOT a Canada Warbler - No eye ring, wings and back weren't that dark, no streaks on breast. And this bird have a malar stripe.

 

Oop, sorry. Missed the “negative” in the description

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Did you mean "Yellow-fronted Canary"?

I look at pics of the Yellow-fronted Canary, but that's not what I saw.  Yellow did not extend over the eyes, and the bill wasn't that thick.  This bird was more vireo-like than finch-like.

Thanks for everyone's opinions, I do appreciate them.  Looks like this will be the dreaded "bird sp" ID.

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21 hours ago, Liam said:

Sounds like a Black-fronted Canary to me. They have a similar song and are often kept as a caged bird and released or escaped.

1 hour ago, jimbarnett said:

Did you mean "Yellow-fronted Canary"?

I look at pics of the Yellow-fronted Canary, but that's not what I saw.  Yellow did not extend over the eyes, and the bill wasn't that thick.  This bird was more vireo-like than finch-like.

Thanks for everyone's opinions, I do appreciate them.  Looks like this will be the dreaded "bird sp" ID.

Perhaps Black-faced Canary, or Black-throated Canary? I can't find anything on Black-fronted Canary so I am guessing it's a typo/brainfart for one of the other Canaries, maybe?

 

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