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#1 Bill1969

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:06 AM

Saw this bird today in Steven's Creek Park, Santa Clara County, CA, it looks like a yellow warbler or orange crowned warbler, just want to confirm..

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:15 AM

Pretty sure this is a female Oriole of some kind. I'm not familiar with the western species, but my guess would be hooded?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:19 AM

if it is Oriole, it looks like female Hooded

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:44 AM

If it were an oriole Hooded or Bullock's would be most likely. We can elliminate both by bill color (both have bi-colored bills, black and silver) and all orioles, for that matter by bill shape (orioles have a thinner, pointier bill). You've got a female Western Tanager.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

Hmmm. That bill does look oriole-like to me (I'd expect a tanager to be thicker), but it is partially obscured. I don't have a field guide handy to check for other marks...

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

It looks like a Orange-crowned Warbler to me. I don't see it as an oriole or tanager.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:55 PM

I could see it as an Oriole or an OCWA, do you have any other photos?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:12 PM

Reminds me of a recent female Scarlet Tanager I saw last week...but your location would suggest Western

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:09 PM

In the second pic you can see that the bill is too thick and the wrong color for Orange-crowned. It's also the wrong color for all N. American orioles. Oriole bills are black and silver, this birds bill is horn colored.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

In the second pic you can see that the bill is too thick and the wrong color for Orange-crowned. It's also the wrong color for all N. American orioles. Oriole bills are black and silver, this birds bill is horn colored.


I agree. I briefly looked at this thread last night and almost commented asking how a tanager had been ruled out.




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