pure Cape May ?
- Hi, Doug Willick asked that I post this message in regards to the
reported Cape May Warbler in the Laguna Road tamarisk trees on the
Oxnard plain. After an extended period of study late this afternoon,
he feels that there is a possibility that the bird is a hybrid.
Features that appear aberrant for a pure Cape May are in regards to
tail length, bill shape, face pattern, the presence of two well-
separated prominent wingbars, and undertail pattern (ie, an
excessive amount of white reaching the tail tip on the inner web of
R6). He hopes that others will be able to scrutinize the bird and
perhaps obtain photographs.
Huntington Beach, CA