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Old Wednesday 6th December 2017, 04:33   #1
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SW Florida - phoebe or other flycatcher?

Saw this bird at Six Mile Slough. At first I assumed it was an Eastern Phoebe, but in looking at the photos the wing bars seem a bit bright. It could just be the lighting, but I would rather be sure. I would hate to miss out on a flycatcher.

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Old Wednesday 6th December 2017, 07:52   #2
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Right first time. Eastern Phoebe.
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Old Wednesday 6th December 2017, 14:51   #3
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Right first time. Eastern Phoebe.
Agreed. Eastern Phoebe.
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Pale markings catch light really easily I've learned. The underside in your bird is also quite brightened. Solid dark bill, darker suffusion on the head and the lack of eye ring are good clues here.
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Eastern Phoebe for me.
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