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I saw this bird sitting quietly in a tree in Lido Beach NY this morning. I note the yellowish eye ring, wing bars, and mandible; as well as yellowish legs and feet. Except for the legs and feet, I would assume it is an empidonax flycatcher. Do the legs and feet change color?

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I know that bill color can change in, at least, some flycatcher species, with nestling Hammond's having an entirely yellow mandible rather than the black of older birds. Additionally, many immature Eastern Wood-Pewees have an extensively dark mandible rather than the yellow/orange of older birds. I've not noticed change in foot/leg color.

I don't know what that thing is.

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Acadian Flycatcher? Birds of the World says "In hatchlings, legs and feet dusky pink to yellowish pink .."

Problem is Acadians have never been reported there (on eBird). WIFLs are common there and I did see and hear a Willow a short while later 250-300 yards away, but BotW only says that their legs and feet are "Dusky brown to brownish black." No mention of color change.

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On 6/17/2021 at 5:33 PM, flightman said:

Acadian Flycatcher? Birds of the World says "In hatchlings, legs and feet dusky pink to yellowish pink .."

Problem is Acadians have never been reported there (on eBird). WIFLs are common there and I did see and hear a Willow a short while later 250-300 yards away, but BotW only says that their legs and feet are "Dusky brown to brownish black." No mention of color change.

If it is you are the only one to get pics of one like that on eBird, that I could find.  

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