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Chubby grey bird with a long beak.


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#1 Eunice

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:39 PM

Hello! Does anyone know what bird this is? It's small (not longer than the size of a lady's palm), grey, rather chubby and has a long beak. Found it perched under a leaf of my papaya plant recently. It was very still all the time while my kids and I were observing it and taking pictures. Thanks very much for your help in identifying it!

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#2 BirderMadeleine

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:59 PM

I'd call it a Common Yellowthroat.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:09 AM

Welcome to WhatBird, Eunice!  Where was this photo taken?


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Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:37 AM

i remember seeing something similar when i was younger and living in Sri Lanka. The tree even look the same (papaya tree, or similar tree i saw them in). 

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:19 AM

Welcome to Whatbird. Looks like maybe a species of Tailorbird. Location would help.

#6 Photgog

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:58 AM

Another Welcome to Whatbird... and yes, location and date of photo is a strong aid to bird identification.

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#7 BirderMadeleine

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:02 AM

I was just assuming this was taken in North America... lol. I'm also thinking a species of Tailorbird, but location would be very helpful.






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