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This is a definate Sharpie right?

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The person that took it had it listed as coopers, and I corrected him, but he still thinks it might be a coopers, and other birders that saw it IDed it as coopers too.. to me its a plain out no doubt Sharpie, but I have been wrong before

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Another for Sharpie, like Painted Bunting said, if you need more opinions. The nape is unmistakable, and those scrawny legs.

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1 hour ago, creeker said:

Another for Sharpie, like Painted Bunting said, if you need more opinions. The nape is unmistakable, and those scrawny legs.

Creeker,  would you provide more information on your nape comment?  What specifically about the nape identifies this as a Sharpie?

Thanks in advance!

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A useful point to look at on the head is the rear edge of the auriculars. On a Sharpie, there's a contrast between rufous cheeks and blue-gray nape. On Coops, the nape is paler, and the color on the auriculars blends into the nape, so there's no contrast.

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