Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:23 AM
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:32 AM
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:51 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:53 AM
How would you feel about Willow Flycatcher? The Eastern Wood-Pewee's I have seen have an overall gray appearance while Willow has more brownish/olive/yellowish coloring.
Leaning on EWP.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:01 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:41 PM
Flycatcher_7397m2 by Grandpa577, on Flickr
Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:12 PM
Thanks, Liam. Here's my problem. My understanding is the bird on the left in the following photo is a Eastern Wood-Peewee. When I compare it to the bird on the right I see difference, particularly in the white of the wingbars and overall coloring. Most EAWP I have seen have an overall grayish appearance in the upperparts and in the smudges on the upper breast. I am not seeing that in the bird on the right. So my question is can you see the differences I see and if so, are those differences just variations within the EAWP species?
I think the difference in the wingbars and coloration is due to the difference in the photos. Note that the photo on the left is fairly well-exposed, but the one on the right isn't. I'm sure if you had better lighting, or if you had a nice exposure on the photo on the right, you'd see the color is pretty similar. As for the wingbars, the bird on the left has its coverts on the left being fluffed out and its coverts on the right slightly overexposed. There's also a difference in the angle of the birds.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:18 PM
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