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5-7. Rufous/Allen's

Dowitcher seen today in Caycuos, San Luis Obispo County, CA and the RUHU/ALHU was in Morro Bay, SLO county, CA yesterday. I have more photos of the Selasphorus if needed.

 

 

 

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Dowitcher looks like a SBDO based on the patterning of white on the greater coverts. Do you have a flight shot of the bird, showing the lesser coverts on the underwing? Or did you hear it call?

That pretty ratty looking hummer is a male Rufous undergoing definitive prebasic molt...I think.

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9 minutes ago, DLecy said:

Dowitcher looks like a SBDO based on the patterning of white on the greater coverts. Do you have a flight shot of the bird, showing the lesser coverts on the underwing? Or did you hear it call?

 

No flight shots and I didn't hear it call.

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14 minutes ago, DLecy said:

That pretty ratty looking hummer is a male Rufous undergoing definitive prebasic molt...I think.

Do you need anymore photos of the hummer?

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3 hours ago, DLecy said:

Dowitcher looks like a SBDO based on the patterning of white on the greater coverts. Do you have a flight shot of the bird, showing the lesser coverts on the underwing? Or did you hear it call?

wait, is long-billed the freshwater one? If so, I am really thinking short-billed. Edit: wait, I've heard and seen long-billeds in salt, so nvm that. 

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7 minutes ago, IKLland said:

wait, is long-billed the freshwater one? If so, I am really thinking short-billed. Edit: wait, I've heard and seen long-billeds in salt, so nvm that. 

LBDO is the freshwater species, but that distinction does not hold up well during migration.

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