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Need ID for 3 birds in New Mexico


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8 hours ago, Jerry Friedman said:

1. Virginia's Warbler

2. Chipping Sparrow

3. Mountain Bluebird

unless anyone disagrees.

Thank you for 1 & 3 , I'm familiar with Chipping Sparrows, this was bigger, there were quite a few around the area, and they all looked like the one I took the photo of. 

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I'm thinking Brewer's Sparrow for #2 -- the lores do look dark, but they're diffuse rather than a continuation of the eye-line. The eye-stripe in a Chipping should interrupt the white eye-ring, this doesn't appear to do so. The malar is awfully strong for a Chipping as well.

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2 hours ago, psweet said:

I'm thinking Brewer's Sparrow for #2 -- the lores do look dark, but they're diffuse rather than a continuation of the eye-line. The eye-stripe in a Chipping should interrupt the white eye-ring, this doesn't appear to do so. The malar is awfully strong for a Chipping as well.

Maybe specifically the Timberline subspecies?

2 hours ago, bjragucci said:

Thank you for 1 & 3 , I'm familiar with Chipping Sparrows, this was bigger, there were quite a few around the area, and they all looked like the one I took the photo of. 

If you have a picture, even a bad one, that shows the nape, that could be very helpful.

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