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Flycatchers & a Thrush!

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Birds! In Oregon this week, west of the Cascades.

 

1. I got a good look at this flycatcher, but it did not sing...Olive-sided? (bulky build, large bill, "vest"?)

 

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2. Another flycatcher...not Olive-sided...maybe not enough photo detail to tell?...

 

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3. And this thrush. I want/thought it was Swainson's...but now I think it's a hermit? 

 

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1.I think

2. Great Created Flycatcher

3. Not a Hermit-wrong time of the year and no rust on the tail- thinking Veery

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I agree with Olive-sided Flycatcher.

#2 isn't a kingbird - it looks like a myarchius sp. Not sure on the species, but it's not a Great Crested in Oregon.

The last bird is a Swainson's Thrush. (Eyering and range rule out Veery)

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3. Additional thrush info: Pretty sure that Hermit Thrushes are here this time of year. I took this picture of another individual a couple of weeks ago at a different site (lowlands riparian vs. the thrush I am unsure about was higher elevation near clear-cut area). I was confident on this as hermit based on that rust-contrast tail. 

 

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2. Is not a Great-crested. Thinking Kingbird.

Not seeing it. It looks exactly like the gazillions of Myiarchus flycatchers I have seen recently--low contrast between wings/head and belly, yellowish wash on belly, brown wings, long bill, etc. I have a picture of an Ash-throated Flycatcher that looks exactly like OP's photo and was a 100% ID if you want to see it.

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3. Additional thrush info: Pretty sure that Hermit Thrushes are here this time of year. I took this picture of another individual a couple of weeks ago at a different site (lowlands riparian vs. the thrush I am unsure about was higher elevation near clear-cut area). I was confident on this as hermit based on that rust-contrast tail. 

 

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My bad, checked a range map and they are.

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