locked Warbler in Blackface


Richard Bradus
 

Hi all

Late morning visit to El Polin cut short by the rain. While there I heard a sharp chip call repeated a few times and found this generally yellow warbler gleaning in the brush, mostly hidden in the vegetation. On a side view I assumed it was an Orange-crowned, but then I got a look at the face and was surprised and confused by the black front. I believe it is one messed up Orange-crowned, with the face blackened by eucalyptus gum (or other), but I would appreciate any opinions.

Thanks!

Richard Bradus
San Francisco


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