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  1. I believe you got it. First time I've seen the bird in this area. Thanks.
  2. Saw this bird near Durango, CO on 9/19, on a ridge with Pinyon Pines, Junipers and Gambels Oak, 7,100' elevation. The bird seemed to be a flycatcher, and appeared nearly identical to the image of the female Vermilion Flycatcher in the Nat Geo field guide, except that my bird had a yellow eye. It was 5-6" long, medium grey on the back with a dark grey tail. It's breast was light colored with broken vertical striping, possible light buff shading beneath the wings. The primaries and secondaries were edged with white. The head was rounded like many of the flycatchers but without a visible crest. There was a faint light supercilium, and the ear coverts were an indistinct brownish grey (definitely not a bushtit). The beak was thin and dark, medium length. The bird was perched on a stone wall and was turning its head and looking up as if looking for insects. Ebird has a couple of records of the Vermilion Flycatcher around here, but this would be the extreme north of its range. But that yellow eye... ?
  3. Need help to identify bird seen near Durango, CO on 9/19. Bird matches almost exactly image of female Vermilion Flycatcher in Nat Geo field guide, BUT yellow eye. 5-6", overall light greyish color, darker tail. White edges to primaries. Broken streaks on breast. Faint light supercilium. Brownish ear coverts. Rounded head shape like some flycatchers but not a distinct crest.
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