Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica), San Pedro River, Cochise County
This Yellow-throated Warbler was discovered by Ted Paprocki on
30 March 2009 along the San Pedro river about 100-200 yards south of the Highway
90 bridge. It was later photographed by
Thomas R. Martin and videotaped by Rick Thompson on 3 April 2009. The photos clearly show this bird is of
the western D. d. albilora race. This race has a white or pale
yellow supraloral stripe (the part of the white eyebrow near the bill) whereas
the other races of D. dominica have bright yellow supraloral stripes.
Yellow-throated Warbler is a casual transient in Arizona with about 20 previous
records, although only a couple since 2000.
Note the yellow throat, black auriculars with white spot behind them and the white eyeline.
03 April 2009, photo by Thomas R. Martin
03 April 2009, videograb by Rick Thompson
All photos copyright by the photographers
Submitted on 08 November 2008