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Western or Couch's Kingbird

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This fellow was near the park here in San Antonio I always go to. It was on Friday 24 May, late afternoon. I thought Western Kindbird, but I didn't notice the white edge on the tail feathers as he flew around and I didn't notice any in the pics when I downloaded them. Couch's?



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  • 9 months later...

Both Cassin's and Western have pale outer webs to the outermost rectrices. The difference is that Western's outer webs are usually bright white and extend the length of the feather, while those of Cassin's are off-white or creamy or buffy and usually do not reach the base of the feather.

I think that the bird is not identifiable to species given the photos.

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