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Orange-crowned Warbler

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I don't know who names these birds but a Orange-crowned Warbler should have Orange on it.

These little yellow birds are really hard sometimes.

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44 minutes ago, birdgurl said:

I don't know who names these birds but a Orange-crowned Warbler should have Orange on it.

Adults have a small orange patch on the crown, but it’s usually concealed (you can kind of see it in the third photo). Back then, birds used to be shot and then named, so it make sense that they could see the orange crown. Honestly, one of the best way to identify this species is that it does not have any contrasting plumage on its body (like wingbars or bold streaking). Also note the eyeline, broken eyering, and pointy bill.

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Posted (edited)

Don't think I saw the full crown until we started banding them. Here is a pic from 2014...  

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