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Cape May (vs. Yellow-rumped) Warbler?


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Hi everyone, looking for input.  Even though the area was crawling with Yellow-rumpeds, this bird stood apart.  Luckily got a diagnostically friendly photo as my field warbler skills are very poor.  I'm hoping my instincts are correct that this is a Cape May.  Downturned, sharp bill,  diffuse streaking, greenish rump, single wingbar.  And also, it was poking at the blossoms as if interested in the nectar.  Thanks everyone.  Long Island, New York early this month.

 

 

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Ah, great. Thank you all.  LiFeR:)

It was definitely a brownish bird, very lacking in yellow, so that could possibly lead one to blackpoll territory, but as IKLland pointed out the weak wingbars wouldn't support that.  I would guess this might be a young female.   Thanks again, all!  

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