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It really says Common Yellowthroat to me, too, but what about that bright yellow tail? Could it be a hybrid, leucistic or not? And if so, of the wood warblers, couldn't only Yellow Warbler contribute the yellow tail? Fascinating.
On Nov 3, 2019, at 11:25 AM, Glenn Kincaid <glenn@...
I agree leucistic warbler, possibly yellowthroat?
On Nov 3, 2019, at 12:20 PM, Bradley Hacker <hacker@...> wrote:
-- Glenn KincaidSanta Barbara
One of my camera bodies is misbehaving and I have been trying to diagnose the problem before sending it back to Canon, so today I went down to the SW corner of the AC Birdless Refuge to shoot the Canary reported by Mark H and others in recent days. No problem finding a pale yellow bird. But, the bird I found is not a canary, but a leucistic warbler, I think.
* Is it a leucistic warbler?
* Is this the same bird as the Canary?
(warning: pictures are bad)
(This bird was originally mistakenly reported by me from an incorrect location; please disregard.)
Bradley R. Hacker Professor of Geology
Dept of Earth Science and Earth Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106-9630