Warbler ID Needed

by John Briggs on May 14, 2009

in Bird Photographs, Blog

*For those here looking for the Summer Tanger photos, please scroll down to the post after this one.*


This Warbler has me baffled along with other birder friends on Facebook. I took the photos at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, Maine on Wednesday morning. It looks somewhat like a Yellow-rumped Warbler, but something about it does not say this species.

The bird did not vocalize. Notice the black spot in the middle of the chest area in the second photo. When the bird fled, there were no signs of a yellow rump. Under side of tail is yellow.

Anyone care to give their two cents on what this species may be? Feel free to let me know by commenting on this post. Thanks!

UPDATE: After receiving many emails, Twitter and ChirpTracker replies and replies to this post it’s nearly unanimous, the Warbler is a first summer American Redstart. Many thanks to all who helped with the ID!

Unknown Warbler | Click photo for larger view

Unknown Warbler | Click photo for larger view

 

Unknown Warbler | Click photo for larger view

Unknown Warbler | Click photo for larger view

 

Happy birding!

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