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Migratory bird in Columbia, NJ


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My friend and I are stumped- we can't figure out what bird this is! I was hiking near Buttermilk Falls in Columbia, NJ and I saw what looked like a migratory bird. The size of a catbird with a more full body and a slightly pointed head like a cardinal. Dark black body and white stomach and red spots under each wing. It was flying and flew into a small tree before flying away. I was unable to get a picture. It kind of sounded like, "Sooooweet!"

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2 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I wonder if you did what I did, interpreting 'red spots under each wing' to mean 'wingpits visible in flight' (I can never remember the anatomical name for this area).

Axillaries?

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