Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum), Lake Cochise, Cochise County
This Palm Warbler was
discovered and photographed by Trevor Waller on 11 May 2011.
Palm Warbler is a casual transient and winter visitor. There are over 50
records for the state and for a while it was removed from the Arizona Bird
Committee Review list, but, like some other boreal breeding warblers, its
occurrence in Arizona in recent years has declined and it was returned to the
review list. There have been several recent records perhaps indicating it is
Yellow undertail coverts and rusty cap indicate Palm Warbler. This bird
appeared much yellower in the field suggesting the possibility that it was the
eastern subspecies. However, the photos are more consistent with a breeding
plumaged Western Palm Warbler. Eastern Palm Warbler in breeding plumage is
completely bright yellow below with bright rusty breast streaks.
11 May 2011, photo by Trevor WallerAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 12 June 2011