Saturday, July 21, 2007

Philadelphia Vireo

Pictured here today is a new feathered visitor to my yard list as well as being a new addition to my life list: a Philadelphia Vireo. This is the first vireo I have seen. This was a more difficult one for me to identify and I was looking in the warbler pages of my field guide book at first. However, in an old Peterson's field guide (1980 edition), I found mention of a Philadelphia Warbler as being a similar species to an Orange-crowned Warbler. A significant characteristic that convinced me of its id was the dark spot between the eye and bill of this bird.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Found this image through Google Images. This is a Red-eyed Vireo, not a Philly. Throat same whitish color as breast, slate blue cape with defined black borders.