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    Elegant Euphonia by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    First birds in a while (8 months). Been trying to get a decent Bird I for a long time. Decent finally. My Vanity Website, birds and all. Not a retail site.
  3. 6 points
    Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored); DuPage Co., IL Photo a little noisy - overcast today
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    I dont see any leucism... Robins do actually have fairly prominent white eye rings. The white spot is probably due to some down showing through the breast feathers. Like akandula said, the breast coloration varies with age and sex. Younger birds and females have lighter colored breasts that look more orangey. And I said posture because the bird is all stretched out so it doesn't have the normal plump shape. Hope this helps!
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    Western Tanager by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    Are these both of the same bird? The second one looks hybrid-y to me with that orange central stripe on the top of the head. Maybe it's just pollen.
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    Looks like a House Finch.
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    today in Mesa AZ IMG_3842-2 by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    This is a young Red-shouldered Hawk. Note the slim shape, small head, and fairly long tail. Young Red-shouldered Hawks are mottled brown on top and have variable streaking on the underside (usually some on the breast and belly). You can even see the red shoulders starting to appear! Young Broad-winged Hawks would be stockier, usually have less dense streaking, and lack the pale barring on the secondaries. Young Red-tailed Hawks would not have that much streaking on the breast.
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    Agreed, the first bird definitely looks better for Western in my opinion. Not sure about the others, but I would lean Western for those as well.
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    Yes, Broad-tailed Hummingbird - note the fully green upperparts, buffy flanks, and pale eyering. Calliope Hummingbirds would have a smaller bill/body and a shorter tail without rufous on it. Rufous Hummingbirds would have rufous on the upperparts. Anna’s Hummingbird - note the gray underparts, red central throat patch, and pale line above the eye.
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    The nape of a bird is basically the back of its neck. In adult Sharp-shinned Hawks, the crown and nape color are both the same color (giving a hooded appearance), but in adult Cooper's, the nape is noticeably lighter than the crown (giving a capped appearance). Source of image: https://leesbird.com/2013/09/18/birdwatching-term-nape/
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    Wingtips extend to tail tip = Peregrine Wingtips fall notably short of tail tip = Merlin
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    The AMGO is a worn, one-year-old (note the very brown primaries and rectrices), so is virtually missing wing bars on the secondary coverts (which were replaced in the prebasic molt in the previous fall, so are darker than the juvenile flight feathers).
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    First state record of Vermilion Flycatcher in Idaho was spotted yesterday. And I'm stuck at home because both my parents are sick and I have school.
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