Eclectic Rhapsody

Help with ID, please

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

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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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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?

LOL! @ the avatar comments. And as for the comments concerning the picture - I humbly thank you. :):D

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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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Eastern Phoebe by Eclectic Rhapsody, on Flickr

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Thanks, BarnSwallow!

@JDeitsch - No worries. The do have a similar features regardless of their differences. Thanks for your input anyways. :)

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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/a/img222/6038/img1864y.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img52/8649/img1883fj.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img109/1471/img1892s.jpg

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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/a/img222/6038/img1864y.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img52/8649/img1883fj.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img109/1471/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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Wow. From the one in the original post to the others that followed this thread has provided some AMAZING photos!

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

Aww, shucks. Thanks Gordo! I agree - but about the other photos, not mine. Hehe. :D

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Thanks, EC & Gordo! BarnSwallow, what a gorgeous GCF shot!

EC, can't tell you how many times I've needed a blush emoticon here...

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You're welcome, but I don't get any credit for the photo - it's not mine!

Ha, ha! Oops--I definitely should have noticed that!

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