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Need ID help with poor cell phone photo of an unknown bird

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Photo taken today 5/28/2020 in the central Texas Panhandle.  I spotted this bird while walking and did not have my good camera but did have my cell phone.  The bird was a bit larger than a House Finch.  Long narrow bill like a Warbler, yellowish throat and breast.  Breast  had brown mottling or spots.  Belly was also yellowish.  Back was brown but what stood out was the black lateral throat-stripes.  Most of these details cannot be seen in the attached photos. 

 

Unknown Bird (2 of 2)

 

 

Unknown Bird (1 of 2)

 

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Yellow-rumped warbler? 
(If it had a yellow throat, it might be the Audubon subspecies)

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Melierax, I think you are correct.  I mentioned that to my wife during our walk but talked myself out of it.  Photos of Swainson's in my Sibley's book looks really close to what I saw.

Thanks,

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I agree that this looks better for a thrush. As to what species, I don’t think the pictures are sufficient to say. 

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5 hours ago, Benjamin said:

Could be a Northern Mockingbird as well, imo

Even in these photos, I think a Mock’s white wingbars would stand out. 

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Definitively not a Mockingbird or Yellow-rumped Warbler.  It was a Thrush of some sort.

Thanks for all your input. 

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9 hours ago, Phalarope713 said:

I agree that this looks better for a thrush. As to what species, I don’t think the pictures are sufficient to say. 

I agree.

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