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Flycatcher Eyering Confirmation

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Watched this flycatcher near a bushy marsh area, 30 miles south of Calgary, AB, Aug 24, 2019.

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I guess I should've mentioned the habitat/location ... this was in the foothills, along the sheep river, SW of Calgary.

 

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This looks like a "Traill's" Flycatcher (Willow/Alder). Note the moderate primary projection, medium-sized bicolored bill, and thin white eyering. Even though Alders are more common in your range, I don't know if it is possible to distinguish these two just based on these pictures (do you have voice audio?). 

Wait for more opinions, because it might be possible...

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Sorry, I didn't hear it sing at all ... was busy flying out and back from a low bush catching flies. Seemed odd to me be so low to the ground(2 to 3 feet) catching flies.

Alder is the most frequent visitor to the area, Willow drops by from time to time, and Dusky very infrequently.

 

 

 

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