Yellow-throated Vireo

Vireo flavifrons

ML244428311


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Tom Forwood JR
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eBird Checklist S70613597
North Meadow Creek
Madison, Montana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 45.4902, -111.7909 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

RARE: Singing from Cottonwoods and willows, mostly sticking to mature cottonwoods. Beyond the riparian the habitat was ag, and shortgrass/Sagebrush mix. Song was the typical back and forth long pause song shared by the majority of vireos. Very burry song. Had the telltale repeated upslur "Vee-urp" type section that is diagnostic of YTVI. The repeated nature is key as CAVI make this sound occasionally in their songs, but not constantly like YTVI. First thought I had was REVI due to habitat, ruled out quickly by burry song. Habitat is poor for CAVI and finally ruled that out by constantly repeated upslur note mentioned above. Have fairly extensive experience with this song from PA, OH, WV, TX and NC. Audio and photos to follow. Later was able to view the bird well and now adding photos. Typical vireo with fairly stout bill, slow deliberate movements compared to a warbler, bring yellow throat, yellowish head, bright yellow "spectacles". The bird has white below past the the throat and grayish above with white wing bars.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 017
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
ISO
1250
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
193KB
Dimensions
1368 x 918

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