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#1 Delilahae


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:52 PM


I'm not sure if it is possible to identify this bird..

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

Almost anywhere else in the country, this would be an easy ID -- only two birds have that odd-shaped eyering, and Hutton's Vireo is a southwestern specialty. Unfortunately, that includes a good deal of California, and I can't see either the wing or the feet well enough to say for sure.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

looks like a ruby crowned kinglet to me due to the complete and bolder eye ring and thinner bill. huttons vireo eyering isnt as distinct and bill is thicker on a vireo

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

Yes I was thinking about the bill for me it looks like a RCKI as well

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:00 AM

My favorite reference book, American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America shows both Hutton's and RCKI with a broken eye ring.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:16 AM

I agree, the eyering isn't really a useful ID feature. The wings are hidden, and so are the legs, but the bill does appear to be pretty slim, and Ruby-crowned Kinglets are much more common than Hutton's Vireo's, so I'd say it's probably (but not certainly) and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

There are 976 species on the ABA list. Looks like I've got a lot of birding to do....

Life List (World): 1087 species (1000th species was Southern Boobook)
ABA area: 622 (plus 12 uncountable)
Latest ABA birds: Ruff, Black-vented Shearwater, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Sinaloa Wren, Rufous-capped Warbler, Greater Sage-Grouse, Harris Sparrow, Tufted Duck, Red-throated Pipit, Blue-footed Booby, Black Swift, Scripp's Murrulet, Cassin's Auklet, Pink-footed Shearwater, Island Scrub-Jay, Leach's Storm Petrel, South Polar Skua, Arctic Loon, Saltmarsh Sparrow
California: 324
Riverside County, CA: 248
2014 ABA: 379

2014 World: 642

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