Is this Dusky Flycatcher?
Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:23 AM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:28 AM
Bill looks like it has some orange and it has a fairly long tail. Seems to rule Hammond's. The eye-ring doesn't seem too prominent, but not sure if that's just the photo. Even still seems Pacific-slope would have a much more prominent eye-ring. Looks pretty good for Willow too, but according to the Yosemite bird list Willow is the least likely to be present. Definitely leaning towards Dusky, but wondering if there is a way to completely rule out Willow.
Just checked the Ebird map for Willow Flycatcher for the current year. There have been some sightings on the Eastern side of Yosemite in the Mono Lake area.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:52 AM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:31 PM
I don't see the extended eye-ring one would expect for a Pacific-slope (not going to attempt evaluating the color). The primary projection is quite short, so Hammond's is out for sure. The bill looks quite narrow, and given the much lower incidence, I think Willow can be eliminated. Visually it could also be a Gray Flycatcher, but according to eBird it looks like Gray would be unheard of.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:07 PM
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