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  1. I was walking the Devastation Trail area on the Big Island of Hawaii in December when this bird flew over. After a bit of research I saw the Northern Harrier has been seen on other islands but not on the Big Island. It could be a light morph of the Hawaiian Hawk but why the white stripe? Any ideas for me to research? All photos are cropped.
  2. I posted two different ones a year ago and I got n emails stating it was not so this is great news, I can check it off the list again. Thank all of you.
  3. I believe this is a Female Cassin's Finch or maybe an immature male Cassin's Finch? Can I get some feedback or other thoughts this could be? Definitely would like to rule out House Finch. .
  4. Same question. This was near Crescent Lake in Nebraska. Just learning that both are Curlews did not help the narrowing down. Whimbrel has the short bill which my bird appears to have but the Long-billed Curlew is common for the area.
  5. Interesting. Thank you for the confirmation. And the education! I looked up non-native birds of Hawaii and it would appear almost my entire list consists of non-native birds. Huh.
  6. I'm looking through a few photos and the birds just look a little different to me. I believe these are house finches and house sparrows. Can anyone confirm?
  7. This is another photo from the Guanacaste, Costa Rica area in March of 2020 without great angles. I did not catch the sides or the backside of this bird but from what I can tell it looks like a Streak-backed Oriole. The head, bill and chest are consistent and there are not any spots on the chest area so possibly ruling out the Spot-breasted Oriole. The bill is also straight so I think that would rule out the Hooded Oriole. I attached one full photo then a close up of the front/side view of that photo showing possibly the edges of two or three white stripes. Is there another bird this can be aside from the Streak-backed Oriole?
  8. Thank you all. I did not post the one above because the quality is so poor but I am going to agree with you. The tail is too long and does fit the Great-tailed Grackle down there!
  9. Looking back through my saved bird photos I did label this bird as a Clay-colored Thrush which was about 10 minutes away from this weird angled one I posted. None of my photos turned out great for this guy! I did learn that it used to be called the Clay-colored Robin and is the national bird for Costa Rica since the 70's. Just misc. info...
  10. Hello Aaron. Reserva Conchal golf course and beach area. There was not nearly enough time to bird watch but we were able to enjoy what was around us! I'd say the Turquoise-brown motmot and the Collared aracari was the best!
  11. I thought the tails and b Thank you Connor! I thought the tails and beaks on each looked different than the king birds on the yellow birds I posted so I wasn't sure. And the more I researched and looked up birds to compare too the more "other" birds I thought they could be. I also thought of Clay-colored Thrush but then I thought our female black birds looks similar and the unfortunate weird angle with a bug in it's mouth is not very helpful! Thank you!
  12. Out of the 35 new birds I came across last March in Costa Rica, I was unable to identify a handful them and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!!
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