Mourning Warbler?

by Lou Ann Pence
(Carthage, Illinois)

Mourning Warbler?

Mourning Warbler?

This photo was taken in west central Illinois yesterday.

We think it looks like the picture in the book of a Mourning Warbler, but not sure. Positive id would be appreciated. Need to add to my list. Thanks!

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Mar 13, 2013
Not sure NEW
by: GaryE

Well I am not sure . . . it could be a female Mourning Warbler

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mourning_Warbler/id

it could also be a "first fall" Nashville Warbler http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Nashville_Warbler/id

It is pretty clearly not fall in your picture though LOL

I do agree it is pretty clearly a warbler but those are the only matches I can find and neither looks exactly right.

Both are only see in Illinois during spring and fall migration. Unfortunately there is no date stamp on your post so I am not sure exactly when you saw your bird. If you saw it in the middle of the summer I would be very dubious that it is either to be honest. Considering the amount of leaves on the trees/bushes it does look like your picture was taken in the summer if it was late spring/Summer it seems to me it is pretty unlikely to be either just based on their range and your location in Central Illinois. I am really not convinced one way or the other.

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