Key West bird

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dougtb
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Key West bird

Saw this bird in a backyard in Key West FL. Not a very good shot as I was driving at the time and this is the best shot. The only thing I can find close to this is a a Yellow-rumped Thornbill from Australia? Seems to far from its home though–migration?
Thanks!

dougtb
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This is the link to the picture taken in Key West, FL for the above post.

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/5472/yellowrumpedthornbillgx5.png

DenisWilson
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Hi Dougtb

While there are some similarities with our Yellow-rumped Thornbill, the improbabilities far outweigh the similarities. These birds are seldom kept as cage birds (in Australia), so the chances of it being an escapee are remote, unless perhaps from a local zoo???

Unfortunately, your photo does not show the head, which in the bird concerned has a distinctive black forehead with white spots.

While I am impressed with your ingenuity in finding a possible match in the Australian avifauna, I think it is unlikely.

Cheers

Denis

al
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HI dougtb,
Looks very much like one of your Warblers.
Perhaps the Yellow-rumped Warbler?
Cheers
al

dougtb
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Yup, definitely a warbler—gratefully found out from other cincy birders it is specifically a Palm Warbler. Apparently alot of these are in FL for the winter! I would be too! :)
Cheers!
Doug

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