Date: 10/10/18 5:07 pm
From: Karen Havlena <000000fb2f11d97c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fwd: Apparent YELLOW-GREEN VIREO at Henderson BVP
> Hi NV Birders,
>
> Below are Jon Dunn’s comments agreeing with Paul Lehman - Eastern type Bell’s Vireo.
>
> Karen Havlena
> Reno, NV
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Jon Dunn
>> Date: October 10, 2018 at 4:23:02 PM PDT
>> To: Karen Havlena <jkh>
>> Subject: Re: Fw: ApparentYELLOW-GREEN VIREO at Henderson BVP
>>
>>
>>> From: Jon Dunn <
>>> To: Karen Havlena <jkhav>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 3:14 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Fw: Apparent YELLOW-GREEN VIREO at Henderson BVP
>>>
>>> Agreed. Looks like an Eastern Bell's. Those pale tertial edges aren't right for Yellow-green and the face pattern is Bell's. Agree that it is an eastern type.
>>>
>>> Jon
>>>
>>> On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 2:56 PM Karen Havlena wrote:
>
>>> Hi Jon,
>>> Could you look at the photos of this bird. The bill looks very long and wide at the base. Paul leans heavily toward Eastern Bell's Vireo.
>>>
>>> The link to eBird is in the bottom-most post. Thank you,
>>> Karen
>>>
>>> ----- Forwarded Message -----
>>> From: Neil McDonal <00000110fb120f04-dmarc-request...>
>>> To: <NVBIRDS...>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:04 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Apparent YELLOW-GREEN VIREO at Henderson BVP
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> This is certainly an interesting bird! Perhaps its species may prove to be indeterminate, particularly without additional information. Being more foolish than brave, I will wade in and say that the bill looks particularly long compared to the many western Bell’s Vireos I have seen here and particularly Arizona, but maybe the eastern race is longer billed. I would note that the second picture, the eye when blown up some does appear a little reddish. This might be an artifact of the lighting, who knows.
>>>
>>> So I agree with Carl that more pictures/data are needed and I don’t know if Vireos are prone to any hybridization, but that could certainly yield a confusing bird like this one. In some ways, this bird reminds me quite a bit of the mystery vireo we had on the Audubon trip to Oliver Ranch recently but we didn’t have any decent pictures to put together the clues.
>>>
>>> Neil M
>>> Las Vegas
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>> > On Oct 10, 2018, at 9:46 AM, Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad...> wrote:
>>> > Hi All,
>>> >
>>> > I probably jumped the gun on calling this a Yellow-green (it's certainly
>>> > not a Red-eyed, either). The weak/plain facial pattern, apparent wing bar,
>>> > and other things (the description says the iris was red, but it looks dark
>>> > in the photo) suggest this is not a Yellow-green and may instead be a
>>> > Bell's Vireo. Paul Lehman, at first glance, suggested that it could be an
>>> > Eastern Bell's which is also a very interesting sighting for Nevada (if
>>> > confirm-able) and a potential future split.
>>> >
>>> > Apologies for the confusion. Still would be a nice bird for others to go
>>> > refind and gain additional documentation.
>>> > Good Birding,
>>> >
>>> > Carl Lundblad
>>> > Moscow, ID
>>> >
>>> > On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 9:06 AM Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad...>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >> Hi All,
>>> >>
>>> >> Debbi Senechal photographed a vireo at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
>>> >> on Tuesday morning which appears to be a YELLOW-GREEN VIREO. This was just
>>> >> one day after Ben Zyla found a Red-eyed at the same location, but this is
>>> >> quite clearly a different bird. Photos are in Debbi's eBird checklist (
>>> >> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49090847), but I have no other details
>>> >> at this time.
>>> >> Good Birding and Good Luck!
>>> >>
>>> >> Carl Lundblad
>>> >> Moscow, ID
>>> >>
 
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