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Old Saturday 17th March 2012, 05:08   #1
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Flycatcher, Minnesota, USA

I saw these birds in Minnesota around August. I posted 4 and 5 a while ago but people weren't sure but suspected least flycatcher. I wonder if 1, 2, and 3 are the same kind of bird?
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Old Saturday 17th March 2012, 05:18   #2
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I also wonder if this could be the same kind? Thanks!
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Old Saturday 17th March 2012, 12:53   #3
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These small flycatchers can be rather difficult to ID, but Least Flycatcher might be a pretty good guess!
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Old Saturday 17th March 2012, 13:56   #4
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And the second bird looks more like a Vireo, perhaps Philadelphia?

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Old Monday 19th March 2012, 14:14   #5
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They're all flycatchers - no vireos.

As Larry said, this genus is difficult to identify to species, especially from photos. That said, Least Flycatcher seems reasonable. But you probably wouldn't want to actually assign an identification based on these photos.
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They're all flycatchers
hmm...
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My mistake. I thought the "second bird" referred to picture #2 of the originals!

Agreed... sure looks like a Philadelphia Vireo.
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The bird in bost85's second post does indeed look like a Philadelphia Vireo.
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My mistake. I thought the "second bird" referred to picture #2 of the originals!

Agreed... sure looks like a Philadelphia Vireo.
Sorry, yes, I was a bit rushed and ambiguous; should've said "bird in second post" rather than "second bird".

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