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Phoenix Vireo

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I saw this Vireo this Satruday, Oct. 29 near the Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix, AZ near the Salt River.

I am thinking it's a Plumbeous Vireo (vs. a Cassin's) because there is very little yellow pigment that I can see in the main picture or the series of blurrier shots below.

I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts.

 

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Looking at pictures of both Plumbeous and Cassin's, I agree that it looks more like a Plumbeous Vireo. I have no personal experience with the species, but I think you're right about the lack of yellow on the bird. Based on pictures alone, I would have ruled out Cassin's because of this.

This is one of the resources I used to make this determination:

http://www.surfbirds.com/Features/Solitary_Vireos/identification.html

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