Nuttal's/Ladderback hybrid, Bishop Creek Canal

Observers: J. Zatorski
Verification: MONO
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Date: 12/10/2007
Time: 12:39 PM -0500


First found by single call notes, clear sounding, never two-noted as in Nuttal's. Red on head went to over the eyes as in Ladderback, side of face 1/2 way black and white, and barring on back went all the way to the head, no broad black nape bar as in Nuttal's. Belly and chin were white, not buffy as in Ladderback. Did not get to see nasal tuff or bars on tail feathers well enough to check these characters. Bird was found about 1/4 mile south of Wye Rd. on east side of Bishop Creek Canal working willows.