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sfinmt

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  1. Well, given the lighting and such in photo 2, a subjective call might go either way. Looking through a couple R. Wright references; "Sparrows of N. America" p 241 indicates ..."flanks and breast sides are gray with a barely discernable overlay of pinkish". In "The Junco called Cassiar" he says a "nearly invisible tinge of gray on its brownish flank".
  2. No. 1 appears to fit the cassiar description well. No. 2 looks to have some buffiness in the flanks and black hood. I'd call that an Oregon male. No. 3 looks like an Oregon female with the grayish hood.
  3. Appears to be Dark-morph red-tail. Rufous tail, and no white streaking anywhere around the head.
  4. Near Florida Canyon, Pima Co., AZ. Apr.25
  5. Found at the mouth of Florida Canyon, Pima Co., AZ. April 28, 2019. It was giving a call similar to the "chi-bik" of a Least Flycatcher, but it was rougher, lower pitched, and louder. The 'vest' made me think WWPE upon first sight, but the eye-ring, strong yellow, and short bill made me look at Empids. The closest fit is Yellow-bellied, but range maps do not extend to AZ and there are very few eBird occurrences for AZ. Any thoughts?
  6. Slate-colored is correct. It is just a browner variation.
  7. This was one of the target birds I wanted when I visited Bandeleier Monument and vicinity last spring. I failed to find one. I may have been too early.
  8. The flank markings and the white flecks along the edge of the wing look more like Winter Wren.
  9. Juvenile Gos have pointed retrix tips. This bird's are rounded.
  10. The first photo are ravens. Long narrow wings, long head, heavy bill Less certain about the second photo but looking a bit more crow-ish.
  11. Yep, I can see the tail better after zooming in on a larger screen.
  12. Head looks a bit small for Cooper's. Tail looks notched too. Sharpie? Agree with TBN on the others.
  13. The golden nape and overall profile (smallish head compared to body size) are good for Golden.
  14. The white eye-ring, dark auricular with white border, and chestnut shoulder patch indicate a Vesper Sparrow, although the auricular appears a bit dark in this photo. Await further confirmation.
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