Date: 9/30/19 9:26 pm
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Newport Red-eyed Vireo report
Hi Adrian

I noted that the report was of a bird for which no yellow tones had been noted, Right, a Red-eyed Vireo is more likely, but yellowish tones can sometimes be hard to see depending on the lighting.

I hope someone looks for it.

Jeff


> On Sep 30, 2019, at 9:21 PM, Adrian Hinkle <adrian.hinkle...> wrote:
>
> Hi Jeff,
>
> Good point. As others have noted, there have been three in the Bay Area the past few days, and I think at least three in Southern California this year. There were maybe 7-8 last fall too, but historically they haven't been quite this regular.
>
> That said, the report that Jeff referred to (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60251357 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60251357>) doesn't mention any yellowish tones on the underside, and hinted at a very strong face pattern. Red-eyed Vireos are much more common on the CA coast than Yellow-green, and I think Red-eyed would be more likely to be singing than Yellow-green. Therefore, I doubt the Newport bird was a Yellow-green.
>
> Yellow-green Vireo is definitely overdue for Oregon, though I'd bet that Neah Bay will beat us to it.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Adrian Hinkle
> Berkeley, CA


 
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