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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

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The dreaded Myiarchus Flycatchers... Usually (in Ontario) I just have one: Great-crested. But on my trip to Zihuatanejo (Mexico), there's well, 4 species, plus Flammulated, which can look very similar. Options at this time of year are Brown-crested, Dusk-capped, Ash-throated and Nutting's. Any help would be appreciated. I have a pretty good guess on all (I hope). I have organized the photos by possible species, and by individual. Thanks, and sorry for the headache!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bGS7FNxQwsbFfxOj3uBCplU-4ZUg4rSb

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Not surprising no one has wanted to respond! 

My guess is that many of these can't be identified to species.  The two labeled as Brown-crested are likely correct, as is the last photo of Ash-throated.  The Nutting's could be, but don't think I could personally identify it.

I think the second photo is a Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, and not a Flammulated Flycatcher.

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2 hours ago, guy_incognito said:

Not surprising no one has wanted to respond! 

My guess is that many of these can't be identified to species.  The two labeled as Brown-crested are likely correct, as is the last photo of Ash-throated.  The Nutting's could be, but don't think I could personally identify it.

I think the second photo is a Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, and not a Flammulated Flycatcher.

Thanks! I don't blame them either :lol:

I realized shortly after posting that that bird was likely a Tyrannulet, thanks for the reassurance, I thought things were about to get a lot more complicated!

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