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Is this a Bushtit?


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I'm having a difficult time telling whether this is Bushtit, Vireo, or Gnatcatcher, but the lack of an eye-ring and the larger beak seems to be more like a Bushtit's. These screenshots were taken yesterday and are from the bird cam near Fort Davis, Texas.

Thanks in advance.

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The fact that it's coming to a suet feeder means it's definitely a bushtit. The other two species never visit suet. Also note the difference in body shape, Vireos have short tails, and gnatcatchers have the two features you mentioned above. 

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5 minutes ago, IKLland said:

Bushtit 

 

4 hours ago, Aidan B said:

The fact that it's coming to a suet feeder means it's definitely a bushtit. The other two species never visit suet. Also note the difference in body shape, Vireos have short tails, and gnatcatchers have the two features you mentioned above. 

Indeed.

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