ID Help: Vireo
23 Jul 2018, 11:55 AM,
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ID Help: Vireo
I was out taking photos of birds today at the Museum of Northern Arizona, and I found this vireo across Fort Valley Road near the Peaks senior center. There were two birds, but I only got decent photos of one. The second one had a yellower underside (suggesting Cassin's) and was slightly cleaner. I originally had it as Plumbeous, but the greenish edges of the flight feathers, the white edges of the tail feathers, and the wash on the flanks all seem suspicious.
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23 Jul 2018, 7:21 PM,
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RE: ID Help: Vireo
I'm guessing that your other bird is a young Plumbeous Vireo. Sibley mentions that first fall birds have a yellowish wash, and maybe it would also explain the "cleaner" look you mentioned. Just a guess though!
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24 Jul 2018, 8:35 AM,
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RE: ID Help: Vireo
(23 Jul 2018, 7:21 PM)tshedwall Wrote: I'm guessing that your other bird is a young Plumbeous Vireo. Sibley mentions that first fall birds have a yellowish wash, and maybe it would also explain the "cleaner" look you mentioned. Just a guess though!

Thanks! That sounds right!
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