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  1. 2 minutes ago, redcoot said:

    I agree with #1 being a Blue-winged and #2 being a Cinnamon Teal. #1 does show the eye line well and seems "cooler" in color overall. #2 has a much plainer face, and is "warmer" overall.

    Cool, thanks Redcoot. Maybe #2 is a female Cinnamon and that's why it doesn't look like the other three. 

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  2. I saw these five teal last week at Whitaker Ponds in Portland, OR. The larger-billed birds I feel good about calling Cinnamon (especially when one flashed its colorful secondaries), but there's two other questionable individuals I've highlighted. #1 I think is Blue-winged, it has a defined eye-stripe, white patch at the base of the bill, and smaller bill. #2 however, also has a smaller bill, but lacks the white patch and defined eye stripe. There was also Green-winged teal in the area, but I don't think the proportions on #2 are small enough. In the first photo it seems to stand out as smaller, but maybe it's just another Cinnamon holding its head weird? Thoughts on these two teal? 

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  3. I've answered my own question by emailing one of the guides on the boat. 

    Here's the response: 

    #1 and #2 "The best field mark is the upper wing view.  See the white primary shafts on only the two outer primaries?  Diagnostic for LONG-TAILED. Thin bill also good, as is mouse brown back color." 

    #3 "First, eliminate the one you easily can. Wing flash? Yes. That alone eliminates Long-tailed. Sharp longish tail eliminates Pomarine.  PARASITIC."

     

    I was on the right track though missing some key characteristics. Very helpful tips! 

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  4. Hi all, I'm having some trouble identifying these jaegers. Is anyone good at that?

    Seen on a pelagic trip off the coast of Oregon last week. 

    1. B&W barring underneath, pale belly, gonydeal angle near midpoint (?) - Long-tailed Jaeger?

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    2. Blocky squarish head, long bill in relation to head makes me think Pomarine, but the uniform underwing makes me think Long-tailed.

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    3. Gonydeal angle near tip, light belly, gray brown vent - Parasitic?

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    Link to all the photos if that's helpful here.

     

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