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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:28 AM
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I am seeing a medium length bicolored bill, moderate eyering, and what appears to be a shorter primary projection (but hard to tell from this angle). Many features can overlap amongst the empids, so of course it is hard to ever be sure. Based on generalizations, I'd expect a Hammond's to have a darker and shorter bill, and have a longer primary projection. Grays are easier to ID amongst the silent empids due to their downward tail wags. A Pacific-slope often has yellowish wash on the belly and neck, but lighting can be very tricky. Dusky looks like a decent fit based on bill length, and primary projection, but they often also have a mostly dark bill.
I guess I don't have a perfect fit, but might first favor Pacific-slope followed by Dusky.
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