Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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[Mystery bird] Tennessee Warbler, Vermivora peregrina, photographed at Lake Thompson in Kingsbury County, South Dakota. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]

Image: Terry Sohl, 2 May 2009 [larger view]

Photo taken with a Canon 50D, 400 5.6L.

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

Review all mystery birds to date.


  1. #1 Kalepa
    May 31, 2009

    Is it a palm warbler?

  2. #2 Kalepa
    May 31, 2009

    Tennessee Warbler. Its underparts are whitish, with the crown and nape gray. Also the thin white line over the eyes.

  3. #3 Kecia
    May 31, 2009

    Tennessee Warbler: Identification marks – gray body with olive green wings and short tail.

  4. #4 John Callender
    May 31, 2009

    Tennessee warbler (adult male breeding), for the reasons mentioned already.

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