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Bird with Yellow Breast ID - TX

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Foremost, I am loath to post pictures of such poor quality. I will spare you the several excuses for why they are bad. We spotted this one at dusk—solitary and hopping along the ground in a field. Its breast is yellow with dark grayish head and back. I included the pathetic attempt with the flash so the wing feathers can be seen from a posterior view. Taken yesterday in East Texas (Smith County). 

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My guess would be Northern Parula but best to wait for the experts. What size would you say this was warbler or sparrow or larger?

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I was thinking Great crested flycatcher mainly because of the shape of the bird, and the red bill and yellow breast.

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11 hours ago, Kerri said:

My guess would be Northern Parula but best to wait for the experts. What size would you say this was warbler or sparrow or larger?

Sparrow size

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10 hours ago, blackburnian said:

Interesting bird. Pine Warbler seems best.

Not that it means anything, but I thought young Pine Warbler as well.

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Unless a juvenile’s behavior is vastly different than an adult, hopping along the ground does not sound right at all for a flycatcher. 

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13 hours ago, Kerri said:

Northern Parula

 

11 hours ago, blackburnian said:

Pine Warbler

 

10 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Yellow-rumped

 

10 hours ago, akandula said:

Great Crested Flycatcher

That is a @Tony Leukering bird.

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2 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Not that it means anything, but I thought young Pine Warbler as well.

Nonsense, it means a lot! And I love your new profile photo!

Also, since when do bird's eyes reflect light as in the first shot? :classic_blink:

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19 minutes ago, blackburnian said:

Sticking with Pine.

Pine makes more sense. Thanks for the correction.

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16 hours ago, HamRHead said:

Also, since when do bird's eyes reflect light as in the first shot? :classic_blink:

 

On 5/12/2020 at 12:41 AM, Drewesque said:

I included the pathetic attempt with the flash so the wing feathers can be seen from a posterior view.

Answered before it was asked.  :classic_tongue:

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Im sorry but i just cant see this bird as a pine warbler the bright yellow extends bellow the breast plus the head and neck have almost no yellow on them I also see no eye ring.

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1 hour ago, Nivalis said:

Im sorry but i just cant see this bird as a pine warbler the bright yellow extends bellow the breast plus the head and neck have almost no yellow on them I also see no eye ring.

Young Pines have variable patches of yellow and gray.  Check out the photos here (four photos down): http://volusianaturalist.com/ratty-birds/

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