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#1 cwj2323

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

I've been working on my life bird album and was looking at a couple Tennesse Warbler photos, debating which one to use. Both were taken mid-May just a few days apart.

Now that I am looking more closely, I am wondering if one is something else.

This one is for sure the Tennessee as it was confirmed here.
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This is the one I am questioning. I assumed it was a Tennessee as well, but the tail length, head shape seems different and bill looks a bit smaller. The markings otherwise point to Tennessee for the most part. I know individual variances can throw me off. Looking at Warblers and Vireos, I am not seeing any other bird that matches this.
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I guess I'd just like confirmation, otherwise it will drive me nuts.
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#2 JimBob

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

Both are Tennessee.

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#3 Liam

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:15 PM

with the green back, gray head, pale underparts, thin supercilium, sharp bill, and short tail, I don't see anything that suggests against Tennessee. The main difference between your first bird and your second bird is that your second bird doesn't have an eyering, while your first does. Some Tennessees show eyerings and some don't; no explanation for this other than individual variation as far as I'm aware.

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#4 BarnSwallow

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:58 PM

Also, the second is hunched down more, giving it a different shape.




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