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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 00:55
Replies: 3
Views: 44
Posted By Kratter
Chickadees, pihas, screech-owls, Olive-sided...

Chickadees, pihas, screech-owls, Olive-sided Flycatchers, Mississippi Kites,Sparrows (White-throated, Golden-crowned) — the list is endless.
Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 00:51
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By Kratter
Not an Empidonax. Looks like a juvenile Elaenia....

Not an Empidonax. Looks like a juvenile Elaenia.
Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 00:48
Replies: 7
Views: 83
Posted By Kratter
Short-tailed Hawk doesn’t have a broad...

Short-tailed Hawk doesn’t have a broad white-based tail in any plumage.
Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd June 2019, 20:15
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Kratter
Fledgling House Finch. Young cardinals are...

Fledgling House Finch. Young cardinals are unstreaked and have black bills. Often it’s best to leave fledglings and the parents will often come and try to move it or feed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th May 2019, 18:54
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Kratter
Those pink feet look pretty dove/pigeon like. ...

Those pink feet look pretty dove/pigeon like. Short tarso-metatarsus, long skinny toes, short hallux.

Andy
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 23rd May 2019, 20:03
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By Kratter
Even fewer genera begin with K than begin with X....

Even fewer genera begin with K than begin with X. Name 'em, and don't look it up!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th May 2019, 13:49
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Kratter
Almost certainly a Fish Crow at key Biscayne....

Almost certainly a Fish Crow at key Biscayne. American Crows are rare on the immediate coast of in south Florida along the Atlantic.

Andy
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 15th May 2019, 12:56
Replies: 24
Views: 3,807
Posted By Kratter
The SACC and NACC are completely independent to...

The SACC and NACC are completely independent to make their own decisions. So it doesn't matter what the other Committee votes; we (in my case the NACC) should make their own decision. Our goal is to...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th May 2019, 19:43
Replies: 24
Views: 3,807
Posted By Kratter
Only if the taxon in question has part of its...

Only if the taxon in question has part of its distribution entirely outside the continent and in the other committee's area; e.g. if the NACC didn't split Blue-vented Hummingbird (entirely in Central...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th May 2019, 15:22
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Kratter
For gulls, first summer is the same feathers as...

For gulls, first summer is the same feathers as first winter, just more worn and bleached, so it just depends on where you draw the line between winter and summer.
1) first cycle Ring-billed
2)...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th May 2019, 13:34
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Kratter
Has the characteristic shape of an American...

Has the characteristic shape of an American Redstart, with the elongate hind end and pinched tail base. Also the short triangular bill looks good. Redstarts seem to be pretty common breeders in that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th May 2019, 13:26
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Kratter
Yellow-rumped Wabler (Myrtle subspecies) Andy

Yellow-rumped Wabler (Myrtle subspecies)

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th April 2019, 14:49
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By Kratter
I know you are largely kidding, but if you really...

I know you are largely kidding, but if you really want to ratchet up your birding skills, learn molt strategies and plumages.
Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th April 2019, 13:13
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Kratter
Plus, Roseate Terns are strictly coastal, 1000+...

Plus, Roseate Terns are strictly coastal, 1000+ miles from Illinois. No Great Lakes records as well.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 10:42
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Kratter
Yes a Prairie Warbler Andy

Yes a Prairie Warbler
Andy
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 1st April 2019, 13:36
Replies: 79
Views: 7,891
Posted By Kratter
The USFWS asks that we maintain a separate US...

The USFWS asks that we maintain a separate US only list.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th March 2019, 20:45
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Kratter
I think Tropical Pewee is correct, as this bird...

I think Tropical Pewee is correct, as this bird completely lacks an eyering, has the long dagger bill of a Contopus, and has the rather muted wingbars characteristic of Contopus.Tropical Pewee has...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th March 2019, 15:30
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Kratter
The genus Catharus (Nightingale-Thrushes) is in...

The genus Catharus (Nightingale-Thrushes) is in Turdidae. Maybe you meant not in Turdus.
Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th March 2019, 19:46
Replies: 31
Views: 442
Posted By Kratter
#4 looks like a Purple Finch, tail is too short...

#4 looks like a Purple Finch, tail is too short for RBGR, bill too triangular, and does not have wingbars.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th March 2019, 19:40
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Kratter
1) Savannah Sparrow 2-3) juvenile Song...

1) Savannah Sparrow
2-3) juvenile Song Sparrows
4) female Common Yellowthroat
5) Red-tailed Hawk
Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th March 2019, 15:43
Replies: 31
Views: 581
Posted By Kratter
This is almost certainly a male MacGillivrays's ,...

This is almost certainly a male MacGillivrays's , which have a grayish head (vs. more olive in female). In first basic (=formative) plumage, young male MacGillivrays's have a have a whitish throat,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th March 2019, 20:59
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Kratter
1) White-crowned Sparrow 2) maybe a juv Dark-eyed...

1) White-crowned Sparrow
2) maybe a juv Dark-eyed Junco?

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th March 2019, 14:18
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Kratter
Agree with House Finch. Other is a juvenile...

Agree with House Finch. Other is a juvenile White-crowned Sparrow. GCSP does not breed in California.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd February 2019, 01:47
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Kratter
Definitely a foliage-gleaner; I think...

Definitely a foliage-gleaner; I think Cinnamon-winged.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st February 2019, 18:50
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Kratter
Nice photos of Gray-cheeked Thrush. Andy

Nice photos of Gray-cheeked Thrush.

Andy
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