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I photographed this bird on August 18 in Eastern Ontario, and have been trying to determine what it is. I am throwing in the towel, and looking for answers from this group. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

PS. I hate trying to id birds with their fall plumage or immature status.

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Welcome to the forum!

This is a Tennessee Warbler.  Note the dark eyeline, the pointy bill, and the green back and gray head.  It appears to be molting, so it has a mix of both breeding and nonbreeding/immature plumage.

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Thank you for the id. I had only ever photographed a mature Tennessee Warbler once before, but was able to id it quite easily. This one really had me stumped.

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This is a young-of-the-year Tennessee, thus has no "breeding plumage." The mix is of juvenile plumage and formative plumage feathering. I love these sorts of birds!

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