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Taken on 4-26-2021 in the late afternoon in a residential backyard in Glendale, CA.

This is the first Kingbird I've seen in my backyard.  And just when I thought I was getting good at identifying kingbirds, I'm questioning myself about this one.

All photos are the same bird.

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2 hours ago, Hasan said:

Looks like Western, though the white outer rectrices are not visible.

While this is true, this is definitely a WEKI due to the "plain winged" appearance, lacking the pale edging to the coverts seen in Cassin's/Couch's/Tropical. Additionally, CAKI have a darker gray head and contrastingly white throat.

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59 minutes ago, DLecy said:

While this is true, this is definitely a WEKI due to the "plain winged" appearance, lacking the pale edging to the coverts seen in Cassin's/Couch's/Tropical. Additionally, CAKI have a darker gray head and contrastingly white throat.

Right, I didn't mean to say I thought it wasn't a WEKI, because as you point out, it definitely is.

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