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Flycatcher on Caribbean side of Canal in Panama


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#1 SuzanneO

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:17 PM

Hi,
I have been trying to ID this bird for a few hours. I think it is a Yellow-olive Flycatcher, but it has many of the same attributes as the Yellow-margined Flycatcher. I have googled images and some that are called Y-O look like my bird and and others marked as Y-M look like my bird. I don't think half of them are labeled right at this point.This is a lifer and I am not comfortable putting it on my list without confirmation. My reasons for Y-O:

1. Ridgely points out there is usually a 'prominent' pale speculum at the base of primaries on the YM. I can't see that. I have blown up and sharpened a side view to help with ID. #1 photo

2. Pale iris (but apparently Y-M usually has dark--I don't know if this is one of the unusual instances)

3. Fairly prominent wing-bars.

4. Underparts not too contrasted.

I didn't hear a call and both birds are present in my location.

Any help and or comments would be appreciated.
Thank-you,
Sue
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#2 Kryptos18

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:19 PM

Looks like an Elaenia... don't feel like IDing more than that lol.
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#3 SuzanneO

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

Not an Elaenia.

#4 JimBob

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:10 PM

Leaning on Yellow-margined Flycatcher.

ABA list: 425 Latest- Black-chinned Sparrow, Mountain Quail
Yearlist: 326 Latest- Black-chinned Sparrow
Yard List- 100!! latest: Olive-sided Flycatcher
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#5 SuzanneO

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:47 PM

Leaning on Yellow-margined Flycatcher.

Hi JimBob,
Thanks for the response. What is it that makes you lean to YM?
Sue

#6 JimBob

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:51 PM

Google images. :lol:

ABA list: 425 Latest- Black-chinned Sparrow, Mountain Quail
Yearlist: 326 Latest- Black-chinned Sparrow
Yard List- 100!! latest: Olive-sided Flycatcher
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:38 AM

In case anyone was curious, the bird has been confirmed as a Yellow-olive Flycatcher. Thanks.




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