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#1 Gordon Sick

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

I was on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and saw a pair of birds that had head shapes like a Flicker, but the colour patterns don't work. Any suggestions on what they are?
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

European Starling molting into adult plumage.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

European Starling molting into adult plumage.

Fisherman, thanks. This is certainly plausible. If nobody gives a plausible alternative, I'll mark them in my album that way.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:58 PM

Definitely a Juvenile Starling in molt.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:07 PM

Thanks for the confirmation.
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Definitely a Juvenile Starling in molt.







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