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Looks like the Eastern celata subspecies. Where are you located? We can see the gray head, and a pretty dull yellow breast. It almost looks like orestera though, which is weird if this is also in Winnipeg.

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22 hours ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Looks like the Eastern celata subspecies. Where are you located? We can see the gray head, and a pretty dull yellow breast. It almost looks like orestera though, which is weird if this is also in Winnipeg.

The closest breeding Orange-crowneds to Winnipeg are celata; it is the subspecies that breeds to the north (and there are summer records in or very near Winnipeg). The closest breeding areas for orestera are ~1000 km to the WSW. Having an orestera in Winnipeg would, indeed, be weird!

In my experience, field ID of Orange-crowned subspecies is very difficult, as there is plumage brightness overlap among the three mainland subspecies, that is, between Eastern (celata) and Interior (orestera) and between Interior and Pac-slope (lutescens). The really dull Easterns are straightforward, as are the really bright Pac-slopes. Almost everything in between is nearly a guess far from breeding ranges.

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