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Mountain bluebird? Hermit thrush? Western tanager?

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1-2 mountain bluebird?

3-4 hermit thrush?

5-6 western tanagers?

Yesterday in the mountains of southern Nevada. Thanks!

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1-2. Not Certain, but Mountain Bluebird seems like a good option

3. Bill looks too thick to be a thrush sp. so more likely a juvenile sparrow sp.

4. Yes, Hermit Thrush. Note the reddish tinge on tail to separate from other Thrush sp.

5-6. Yes, Western Tanager

 

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1 hour ago, blackburnian said:

1 doesn’t look like a bluebird to me. 

You are not the only one.

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Posted (edited)

Dozens here pretty recently, seems they've all moved on except for a couple.  🙂

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1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Did we reach a conclusion on #1?

I don't think we did.  I'm not sure it's identifiable, but I think Chipping Sparrow is a really good guess.

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On 6/26/2020 at 3:15 PM, Kevin said:

You are not the only one.

The bill looks too short for, particularly, Mountain Bluebird. Additionally, there seems to be strong color contrast between the auriculars and the whitish throat, ruling out all bluebird species.

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5 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

auriculars 

Another Tony word I had to Google :classic_cool:   Learn something new on here just about every night.

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