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Blue Headed Vireo portrait by natureguy Blue Headed Vireo portrait by natureguy
I went out for a bit this afternoon, and saw this warbler. I don't know which one it is....anyone out there have an idea as to what it's name is. It was feeding with a bunch of Yellow- rumped myrtle warblers.
Thanks to the many responses, and to Ryan.... this has been ID as "blue headed Vireo" a first for my gallery!
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful bird ! :clap:
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adjieguswara-art Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Amazing shot!!
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello Adjie ! Thank you very much!
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Kaosah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very lovely clear shot! :) That's so amazing!
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Thank you very much!
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ShadowKorin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I think it might actually be a vireo: a blue headed vireo to be exact. I've seen one once before, but it was during the spring migration, so the bird had more color to it.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You Nailed it! that's what it is. This is a first time shot for my gallery!
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ShadowKorin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I realized only after I had typed my comment that others had already identified it! Sorry about the extra spam. This was my first time seeing one and capturing a picture: [link]

Yours is better. :D
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garbuus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Wow! Very nice :)
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Thank you very much!
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Ryser915 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
\This is a Blue-headed Vireo. Note its big thick bill, white "spectacles", crisp white throat contrasting with a blue/gray hood. Warblers have much thinner sharper bills, and more delicate features overall. Yellow-breasted Chats have a much more yellow color overall (especially the throat--this bird's throat is white), and don't have any wingbars.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Ryan, Thanks for the ID!
This one isn't even in my Eastern birds Audubon guide....Appreciate the help!
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Ryser915 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's weird. It might be in there under "Solitary Vireo," as the species was split three ways some time ago into three species: 1. Blue-headed Vireo, 2. Cassin's Vireo, and 3. Plumbeous Vireo. The only one of the three that occurs in Massachusetts is Blue-headed.

Best,

Ryan
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olearysfunphotos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Not positive but it looks very close to the Pine Warbler in my Audubon book.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Tony, it's been ID as a Blue headed vireo
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olearysfunphotos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What's he doing making himself look so much like a Pine Warbler LOL
Blue Headed Vireo's aren't even listed in my book
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah Tony, it isn't in my Audubon bird guide either... that's why I couldn't ID this one!
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DentonDeleo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
White eyed vireo maybe?

Very nice regardless.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi , Thank you!
It's a blue headed vireo!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This may be a Yellow-breasted Chat [link]
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Ryser915 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Melissa, George

This is a Blue-headed Vireo. Note its big thick bill, white "spectacles", crisp white throat contrasting with a blue/gray hood. Warblers have much thinner sharper bills, and more delicate features overall. Yellow-breasted Chats have a much more yellow color overall (especially the throat--this bird's throat is white), and don't have any wingbars.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Ryan! I knew you'd come through with the ID!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow - that was my first instinct due to the spectacles, but his cap seemed so dull - I didn't even look at the wings :blush:. I have no experience with Chats at all (never saw one), but I thought I recognized BH Vireos pretty well. I'm getting better, but still have much to learn when it comes to details :)
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Melissa, I thought it might be that... but the "Eye" ring is different on this vs the chat.
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I knew I should have went for my first instinct. The color didn't seem right to me for the Blue-headed Vireo - it looks so orange!
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what it is, but it still looks cool. :meow:
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Izzy!
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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