Jump to content
Whatbird Community
Sign in to follow this  
Jodi Nielson

Yellow and Black...

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Extremely easy to identify. Just take the state that you saw the bird, Kentucky, and see that it is a warbler... this means its a Kentucky Warbler! 🤣

Ok, really. This is a male Kentucky Warbler due to the olive back, yellow belly, and black "sideburns." They have no wingbars and have a yellow eyestripe and partial spectacle.

Edited by akandula
  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Kentucky Warbler in Kentucky.

Edit- just beaten to it!

Edited by akiley
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, Jodi Nielson said:

oh duh!  I feel pretty silly now...  Thank you and I'll add another new one to my list!

@akiley and I were just joking, @Jodi Nielson 😁. Wilson named this bird the Kentucky Warbler because he happened to observe it in Kentucky. It lives in many other states - you should almost never rely on birds' names if they are named after a state to determine the range of it (excluding Hawaii).

From www.allaboutbirds.org:

image.thumb.png.a0767b26249eca2c97e3f97b797c1afd.png

Edited by akandula
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Jodi Nielson said:

oh duh!  I feel pretty silly now...  Thank you and I'll add another new one to my list!

Don’t sweat it over the name. I’m sure there are plenty of Connecticut birders still waiting on their namesake Warbler to pay them a visit. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, blackburnian said:

Don’t sweat it over the name. I’m sure there are plenty of Connecticut birders still waiting on their namesake Warbler to pay them a visit. 

...and in Cape May, Nashville, Tennessee, (hopefully not Virginia)! 😉

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...