Kurt Radamaker

Baja Gallery

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) originally found by Steven Mlodinow on 24 March 2007.

The photos below were taken on a chase trip 7 April 2007 at Miraflores, Baja California Sur between 12:00pm and 2:00pm local time.

This photo shows the prominent yellowish supercilium and dark line through eye

Note the dark mottled ear coverts.

This photo helps illustrate its short-tailed appearance. Note how the supercilium meets on the forehead.

This photo shows a pale base to the bill, something I did not notice in the field.

While blurry, this photo better represents the color of the underparts. In life the underside was white with a wash of yellow near the bend of the wing.

This photo shows a bold median wing bar, pale underparts and greenish panel to wings.

I watched the bird as it hung upside down a few times and I noted the tertials were boldy edged with white.

This birds call note was recorded a few times with a video cam, and after listening to comparison calls on the Dutch birding site. see Calls compared: Hume's Leaf Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler in autumn and winter in the Netherlands The calls clearly fit Yellow-browed. The call reminded me of Pacific-slope Flycatcher, a sharp high pitched tse-sweep with an upward inflection.

Listen to a call here.

Both calls recorded using a Canon Camcorder.

Here is a sonogram of three calls.
Sonograms created by Pierre Deviche.

for a comparison of call see: