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While birding in the mountains just north east of San Diego California in February of 2017 I ran across this bird in a feeding flock in a raperian area.  It was fairly active and looked like a large warbler size wise.  I have attached 2 photos.  I can't figure out what this bird is.  Any ideas.

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Wow.  Not what I expected.  I've seen a ton of Orange-crowned, but never one with as much greenness and the black face marking.  Thank you.  I have been pondering this one for years and finally heard about this website so I submitted it.  Thank you.

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This looks like the western subspecies lutescens, which is much yellower than Eastern birds.

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The black on the face is only wet/stained/missing feathers.  I think it might be caused by a plant (I don't remember what the plant is called) from which the Orange-crowneds feed.

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On 10/17/2019 at 7:28 AM, The Bird Nuts said:

The black on the face is only wet/stained/missing feathers.  I think it might be caused by a plant (I don't remember what the plant is called) from which the Orange-crowneds feed.

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