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I always have trouble with these, I'm thinking Eastern Phoebe but would like to have some other opinions. Photos taken May 2019 on Long Island, NY. Thank you in advance for all help!

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It's not an Eastern Phoebe because it has an orange lower mandible.  I'm not sure which flycatcher it is, though, so let's see what others have to say.

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i cant say what it is, but i dont think its an eastern phoebe. firstly phoebe's bills are black, and this one looks yellow/orange. secondly,  while its 'possible,' they shouldnt be that far north this time  of year.

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Just now, insanityslave said:

i cant say what it is, but i dont think its an eastern phoebe. firstly phoebe's bills are black, and this one looks yellow/orange. secondly,  while its 'possible,' they shouldnt be that far north this time  of year.

The photo was taken in May 2019.  Too much green leaves for February in NY!

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Just now, Jefferson Shank said:

It is an Eastern Wood-Pewee. 

That was my impression, but I couldn't tell if it had an eyering or not.

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12 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

The photo was taken in May 2019.  Too much green leaves for February in NY!

ha! totally missed that in the post and after i saw the bill, i didnt look at anything else. /fail

been reading too many posts of 'just saw this one today...'

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It is an Eastern Wood-Pewee. 

 

 

That was my impression, but I couldn't tell if it had an eyering or not.

Brightened version. Do you see the slight eye ring now? Notched tail, beak color, distinct wing-bars, etc. show that it is an Eastern Wood-Pewee. 

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30 minutes ago, Jefferson Shank said:

Here, I cropped it in a bit. I would say it is an Eastern Phoebe with the sun glaring off it's beak.

Did you mean to say Eastern Phoebe or Eastern Wood-Pewee?

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39 minutes ago, Jefferson Shank said:

At the current time I meant Eastern Phoebe but now I mean Eastern Wood-Pewee.

Thanks!

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The wings Seem too short for any migratory Contopus. Given the date and the relatively long wings for an empie, I'd guess Alder Fly, though the available photo does not, I think, allow for definitive ID.

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The wings Seem too short for any migratory Contopus. Given the date and the relatively long wings for an empie, I'd guess Alder Fly, though the available photo does not, I think, allow for definitive ID.

Not sure. What do you others think?

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41 minutes ago, Jefferson Shank said:

Not sure. What do you others think?

My first thought was Willow/Alder Flycatcher.

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 Not a peewee...the more I looked at this pic it  a few days back, I was thinking best to leave at Traill's FC as well.

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4 minutes ago, Jefferson Shank said:

Which is it? Willow or Alder Flycatcher?

 These 2 are not always that easy to separate without hearing song. Yes there are ways, but even in the hand they sometimes prove difficult with the overlap.

 

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