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#1 lakeside44

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

Hi there, this bird was in my front yard...is it a Carolina Wren? (March, Rhode Island)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

I'm not sure what you do have there, but I don't think it's a Carolina Wren. The tail looks too long for any wren, and the supercilium doesn't look long enough. Plus the coloring in the back looks more varied than a wren would be. Maybe it's a female house sparrow, but I can't say for sure.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

At first glance, I thought you were right, but I enlarged the photo and agree that it's not, my reasoning is based on bill shape.

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#4 lakeside44

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Thanks for your help! Here's another photo of the same bird--Joe

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

I'm getting a Song Sparrow vibe, though it's hard to be sure. I agree it's not a Carolina Wren.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:50 PM

I agree with Song-like Sparrow.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:29 PM

My first thought was White-throated Sparrow.

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