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No, it's not an Olive-sided.  Olive-sideds have shorter tails, longer primary projection, larger bills, white throats, and dark streaking on the flanks.  Eastern Phoebes also have paler throats, so I'm leaning Black Phoebe, but I don't have much experience with them.

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I'd be thinking about a hybrid too. Even trying to allow for lighting effects, it looks way too pale on the head and breast for a Black Phoebe.

A friend and I once saw a bird something like that in eastern New Mexico.  We were thinking about an Eastern or a hybrid, but the late Jerry Oldenettel, one of New Mexico's leading birders, assured us it was a Black.  For what that's worth.

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Black Phoebe, (an Adult by the way as fresh Juveniles show rather cinnamon edges to the wing coverts). The white spot in the throat is an aberrant feature and the bird is great for a typical Black Phoebe. I will just say this, "Its parents were Black Phoebes".

 

 

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