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eBird reviewer said it could be rare "Red" subspecies!

22 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

This looks fine for Sooty. There doesn't appear to be streaking on the back. Weak malar stripe and overall ruddy appearance, large bill, and bibbed appearance makes me think insularis Sooty Fox Sparrow

 

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Just now, The Bird Nuts said:

I don't think the face pattern is distinct enough for a Red Fox Sparrow.  Not that I know much about subspecies, but it just doesn't look like the ones we get here in the northeast.

 

1 minute ago, Connor Cochrane said:

My problem is there is no streaking on the back, and the auricular patch looks off. I could be wrong though.

ebird checklist so you can look at all of my photos is https://ebird.org/checklist/S74850590

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