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10 hours ago, Aidan B said:

This is Cassin's Kingbird. Note the tail feathers with white tips, no white outer tail feathers, and a gray, not yellow breast. Cassin's is also the only expected Kingbird in Cali in January.

Agreed. Western is gone! And this is not a tropical.

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10 hours ago, Aidan B said:

no white outer tail feathers

This is a piece of widespread incorrect "knowledge." Western Kingbirds do NOT have white outer tail feathers. They have white outer webs to the outermost pair of rectrices. However, Cassin's ALSO has white or pale outer webs to the outermost pair of rectrices. They're just not as obvious, not as extensive, not as white (typically), and not extending all the way to the base of the feathers (typically).

WEKI

CAKI

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