My two cents,
PHVIs jump out at me cuz they look like the “cute puppy” version of a REVI. Specifically rounded head, no neck, and smaller bill in proportion to head. And for me to complete the id as PHVI, I need to detect yellow, even if faint, somewhere on the upper breast, or throat. PHVI have black lores, the area between the eye and bill. WAVI do not have black lores.
I wouldn’t be able to id this vireo by song. And I consider myself to have a good ear.
I’ve only seen PHVI during migration season.
Hope this helps.
> On May 30, 2019, at 10:19 AM, Bridget Butler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Greetings All!
> I feel like I'm seeing a number of reports on Philadelphia Vireos in a
> number of different places recently.
> I've not much experience with this bird and have been reading up on tips
> for identifying the bird (including studying images) in relation to other
> vireos and warblers like the Tenessee Warbler. I'm wondering if I'm seeing
> them but just not really locking in on an id.
> Wondering if those of you with experience with this bird might share your
> own thinking on how to tease this bird out from others? What do you look
> for or notice in terms of both plumage AND behaviors?
> Thanks in advance!
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