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#1 Dilee3

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:17 PM

This looks a little like a cowbird to me, but it has an orange beak?
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

General proportions are right for Cowbird. It could be a juvenile. I think a leaf is blocking the bill.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

Not a Brown-headed Cowbird. This is a thrush. Can't tell which but I want to say Hermit Thrush.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:10 PM

Not sure what this is, but the base of the bill looks way to thick for a Thrush. Proportions do look good for a cowbird, but the bird seems to have an overall greenish tinge (could just be the photo) and a pale throat which wouldn't match up.

Having said that, I haven't a clue as to what I think it is :)

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:22 PM

I thought it was a female tanager! But now that I look at it again, it does look like a thrush - that greenish look was throwing me.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:27 AM

The greenish look could be due to the photo. If the OP used flash, the green is often reflected from the leaves, or the flash could have shot through a patch of leaves, giving the photo a greenish color. I think the "pale throat" and most of the "bill" are actually obscuring leaves.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:14 AM

The greenish look could be due to the photo. If the OP used flash, the green is often reflected from the leaves, or the flash could have shot through a patch of leaves, giving the photo a greenish color. I think the "pale throat" and most of the "bill" are actually obscuring leaves.


After looking again, I think you're completely right Liam. Not sure I'd be comfortable putting an ID on this one...

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

I would still go with female Scarlet Tanager -- the color and the bill are just right, and I don't see any dark markings on the malar.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:32 PM

Another picture of this bird

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:39 PM

Not a Brown-headed Cowbird. This is a thrush. Can't tell which but I want to say Hermit Thrush.


I think Johnnybirder was right. Definitely looks like a Thrush with the better picture.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:52 PM

Another picture just to help with ID
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:59 PM

does look like a thrush

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

Yep, that's a thrush!




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