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    Yucatán, MX. Confirmation

    This second, more out-of-focus picture shows the yellowish lores more clearly, suggesting Common Black Hawk, don't you think?
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    Yucatán, MX. Confirmation

    Well, Niels. You have exactly expressed the same doubts I had. The alleged CBH was perched on a tree overlooking the estuary, if this can help.
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    Yucatán, MX. Confirmation

    Thank you, The Fern!
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    Yucatán, MX. Confirmation

    Pics taken last Christmas in Río Lagartos. Could you please confirm it? 1) Common black hawk 2) Forster's Tern flanked by two Common Terns. Of course, Black Skimmers in the back. Thank you!
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    Yucatán.Last week.

    Thank you, Igonz1008! All looks clear now, it was difficult with the poor lighting, creating such stark colour contrasts. Note: These two birds and some others from different species were around a massive army ant advancing on the floor. It was one of my best birding experiences in Yucatán.
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    Yucatán.Last week.

    Can you help me identify these birds. In Corbús Archeological Site two weeks ago. 1- Blue-cowled oriole? But I notice too much yellow on its back. 2- Gray-headed tanager? 3 and 4. A woodcreeper, likely the same bird 5. A different bird, another woodcreeper. Thank you!
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    Yucatán- White-eyed vireos?

    Sorry, Niels. I forgot to point out the date. The pictures were taken last week.
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    Yucatán- White-eyed vireos?

    In Cobá ruins. They look like WEVs , but I would like to have it confirmed. Pics 1,2 and 3 are the same bird. Pic. 4 is a different one. Thanks a lot!
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    Cancún. Mexico. Confirmation

    Thanks, Butt! Sorry, I have little knowledge of new world species, so I 'm likely to make bad blunders. I enclose another pic of bird a) in pic.1 , which certainly looks too pale to be a Semipalmated Plover. A Piping Plover seems like a better bet.
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    Cancún. Mexico. Confirmation

    Last week. Can you confirm my identification of these 5 birds? Thank you! Pic 1 , from left to right: a) Semipalmated Sandpiper b) Sanderling c) Short-Billed Dowitcher Pic 2. Yellow Warbler Pic. 3 Short- Billed Dowitcher (the one in the middle) No way to know the others flanking it.
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    Ethiopia. Northern Grey-Headed Sparrow?

    Thanks AveryBartels! I fully agree about Merlin not being very reliable, hence my query here. I find Merlin useful mainly for first quick identifications of birds in exotic regions I'm not familiar with. It's true that both NGH and Swainson's sparrows are like two peas in a pod. The only...
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    Ethiopia. Northern Grey-Headed Sparrow?

    Debre Libanos Monastery, near Adis, summer. I first thought it was a Swainson on account of the range, but Merlin favours the option of NGHS. Apparently the two species can coexist in this particular spot. The two pictures were taken within the same minute. Thanks in advance!
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    Masai Mara. December

    A million thanks, Butty!
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    Masai Mara. December

    Sorry for the dreadful pictures. These birds are cut-out secondary actors from other pictures featuring rhinos, lions and stuff, taken with a camera without zoom on a safari decades ago. I wonder if they can be identified. Thank you! Ps. I guess they must be very common species.
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    Greenland gulls. Summer

    That was my impression, too. Aren't the short tail and short primary projection quite distinctive?
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