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Recent content by montanawildlives

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    Eastern kingbird, right?

    I'm pretty sure, but the yellow lower beak and size of the beak seem a bit off.
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    Montana hummingbirds #2

    OK, again all Western Montana. First two were in the past 2 months, both Rufus I think. Final three I'm not sure about--all from May-July. Is there a Broad tailed or Black chinned in there? Thanks!
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    Montana hummingbirds #1

    I've gotten lucky with some new hummingbird pics but am not sure about all of their IDs. All from western Montana, so I think our choices are limited to Ruby-throated, Black-chinned, Anna's, Broad-tailed, Calliope, and Rufus. This first thread is just eye candy, all Calliope I think.
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    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #4

    Thanks. Willow versus Alder....yes more likely Willow but I want it to be Alder ;-) Next time in the field I'll listen to the song more closely. I want to call #4 an Alder due to the somewhat pronounced eye ring? (my guide seems to indicate that it is almost completely absent in Willow).
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    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #2

    Thanks everyone--these are some of the most challenging birds to ID as far as I can see.
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    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #5

    Last four. Western Montana between May and August. Thanks!
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    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #4

    Five more. Western Montana between May and August.
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    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #3

    Five more (Western Montana between May and August)
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    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #2

    Five more (Western Montana between May and August)
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    Montana (USA) flycatchers (vireos?) #1

    I'm going through a set of "unknown" (to me) pictures and have sorted out all those that I think are flycatchers (possibly a vireo or two?). This will take multiple threads. All taken in Western Montana, all between May and August. Thanks!
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    Thanks for the Sparrow IDs

    I added Swamp sparrow and Lark sparrow to my life list. Thanks! I previously had two rules for hawk identification: 1. It's a red-tailed hawk. 2. See Rule #1. Now, I can add there three fundamental principles of sparrow identification: 1. It's a song sparrow. 2. If it's not a song...
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    Am I Ferruginous?

    heheheh; stay tuned for my next posts: Is this a Swainson's? Is this a Cassin's? Is this a Wilson's?