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#1 I'm a believer.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:13 PM

I saw this bird at Matchedash Bay, Ontario and think it is an Eastern Kingbird. To help with the identification, the belly is white, but it is just not shown in this picture. This is the best picture I have of it, focuswise.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:14 PM

Definitely. The white-tipped tail is a good field mark.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:26 PM

I'm just curious, it doesn't seem to have the red marking on the tip of its head, is that induvidual variation?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:31 PM

I'm just curious, it doesn't seem to have the red marking on the tip of its head, is that induvidual variation?


The red on the crown is rarely visible in the field, and only visible when the bird raises its crown feathers when excited or agitated.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:35 PM

The red on the crown is rarely visible in the field, and only visible when the bird raises its crown feathers when excited or agitated.


Oh, O.K, thanks.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

I saw this bird at Matchedash Bay, Ontario and think it is an Eastern Kingbird. To help with the identification, the belly is white, but it is just not shown in this picture. This is the best picture I have of it, focuswise.

I'm curious as to when this was taken. I haven seen a king bird here in TN for about 2 weeks. Are they still in Ontario?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:44 PM

I'm curious as to when this was taken. I haven seen a king bird here in TN for about 2 weeks. Are they still in Ontario?


I saw this bird in the middle of the summer sometime in July.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:10 PM

I'm curious as to when this was taken. I haven seen a king bird here in TN for about 2 weeks. Are they still in Ontario?

They're here in the Canal area of Panama! Just saw my first today. Weird, just a few days ago I was thinking about them. When they come through they perch on the tips of the unfolded leaves on the top of the palm trees. I saw four today. Well, I think I saw four. After my screw up on Flycatcher ID earlier today, I wondered if I might be wrong. :P I couldn't see white tips on the tails. I don't want to cannibalize Indigo's thread, but I have some questions. I start another thread.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:32 AM

We've still got Eastern Kingbirds here in Northern Illinois -- there was a family of them getting in my way while I was trying to relocate my first Illinois Say's Phoebe!




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