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1 hour ago, spoonbill21 said:

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Not sure what this is, was thinking maybe goldfinch but I don't think they are very common down here.

Do you have any more photos?  According to my Sibley's, American Goldfinches winter across all of Texas. And, Texas is a migration route for Western Tanagers.  🙂 

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Hmm, I had assumed that the black was only the wings, because of the angle of the photo. (And the apparent complete lack of yellow) 

I'd feel better if I saw the face, though. Then I'd be sure one way or another.

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Western Tanager was my first impression too. The double wingbars fit, and there seems to be yellow in one and a bit of reddish color around the face.

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Black extends in a straight line from the shoulder across the back. This is a Western Tanager. In an American Goldfinch, the top stripe is not visible.

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This is for sure a Western Tanager. While an interesting site, I don’t like to rely on iNat to get IDs. Frankly speaking, there are a lot of people making IDs on there who don’t really know what they’re doing.

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