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A new (for me) bird in our backyard a couple times in the last few days.  Bancroft, Ontario, which is somewhat near Algonquin Provincial Park.

Hangs out on a zipline wire about 10 feet up, then drops down to the lawn to presumably grab an insect then back to the wire.

Had someone think it might be an Eastern Phoebe, the neat Merlin Bird Photo ID app suggested Willow Flycatcher or Acadian Flycatcher.  I think it also kind of looks like the picture of an Eastern Wood-Peewee in one of my bird books. 

Most of the flycatchers look the same to me, although the wing bars make me think it is not an Eastern Phoebe.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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The beak appears to be completely black and the brownish color looks better for an Eastern Phoebe to me.  The cinnamon wingbars are indicative of a youngster.  Eastern Wood-Pewees have longer primary projection and both Wood-Pewees and Traill's are usually a more green/gray color and have orange lower mandibles.

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2 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

The beak appears to be completely black and the brownish color looks better for an Eastern Phoebe to me.  The cinnamon wingbars are indicative of a youngster.  Eastern Wood-Pewees have longer primary projection and both Wood-Pewees and Traill's are usually a more green/gray color and have orange lower mandibles.

I agree with The Bird Nuts.

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