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#1 Eclectic Rhapsody

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:13 AM

I'm guessing this is a Flycatcher of some sort? Or?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:23 AM

Maybe Eastern Wood-pewee? I think the wing bars eliminate Eastern Phoebe; plus the rufous upper tail. Wait for others to chime in.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

Maybe Eastern Wood-pewee? I think the wing bars eliminate Eastern Phoebe; plus the rufous upper tail. Wait for others to chime in.


I was wondering if it might be a Pewee, or Phobe - too. Will do, thanks for your input though!
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

It looks like an eastern phoebe to me. They can have weak wingbars when they're young.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

Well it looks like your avatar! Awesome picture by the way!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

Agree with BarnSwallow -- the wingbars are right for juvenile Phoebe, and the bill seems entirely dark below. (It does seem a bit long for Phoebe, maybe some feathers on the face are still coming in?) Incidentally, despite what all the books show, fresh juvenile Phoebes can have pretty strong cinnamon wingbars.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:13 PM

It is your avatar I think :P

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

Agreed, Eastern Pheobe
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

Wow! Awesome picture!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

Thanks all! I have a few more pictures of it, and mostly in all of them, the lower part of the bill is yellow. Does that still qualify it as a juvenile Eastern Phoebe or?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

It looks black to me. Can you post a couple more?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:24 PM

It looks black to me. Can you post a couple more?


Sure. :) Will post in a few.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:46 PM

Why is this not a Great-crested Flycatcher?
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:51 PM

Okay, upon closer inspection of my pictures - it seems to be that the "yellow" I saw was actually his mouth open and around the corners. If there was a blush emoticon here, I'd choose it so instead I'll choose this... :unsure: :lol:

Here's the second photo...


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

The color, proportions and head shape are wrong for GCF. It doesn't have the white edging to the wing feathers, or the rufous tail. Here's a good pic of one from nearly the same angle. http://www.google.co...02&tx=112&ty=65

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:02 AM

Okay, -_- I concede, Eastern Phoebe
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:06 AM

Thanks, BarnSwallow!

@JDeitsch - No worries. The do have a similar features regardless of their differences. Thanks for your input anyways. :)
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

I've always loved your avatar!!

And I don't think this was the easiest of ID's. I went back & forth over something similar earlier this year; 'twas ID'd here as Eastern Wood-Pewee juvie:

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

I've always loved your avatar!!

And I don't think this was the easiest of ID's. I went back & forth over something similar earlier this year; 'twas ID'd here as Eastern Wood-Pewee juvie:

http://imageshack.us...38/img1864y.jpg
http://imageshack.us...9/img1883fj.jpg
http://imageshack.us...71/img1892s.jpg


Aww, shucks! Thanks, Cestma! I picked it because it almost looks like its smiling.

Ah okay. It does look a lot like that one too! One thing I remember about it, is it was very curious. Flying up to the window, then back, then up again.

By the way, excellent pictures!
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

Wow. From the one in the original post to the others that followed this thread has provided some AMAZING photos!

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