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1 minute ago, Aidan B said:

I agree with @Bird-Boys in that I don't think this is a myarchius flycatcher, I think I'm seeing a long primary projection in the second photo. Also, I see Ash-throated Flycatchers on a daily basis and this just does not feel like one to me. 

Hmm, yeah, I can definitely see Greater Pewee, but I'm just being cautious, it being a rarity.

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5 minutes ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

I'll believe you if you explain why.

For starters, it wasn't large enough. It also has long primary projection and a rather short tail. It also looks structurally better for a Contopus flycatcher. I do know the difference between a Myarchius flycatcher and a pewee. 😉

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Definitely get more opinions on this bird, Greater Pewee is such a rare bird in California and it's the wrong time of year for one to show up as well (ebird shows zero records for Greater Pewee in August in Cali). I'd be shocked if it actually is one. 

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