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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st May 2020, 20:33
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Kratter
Mississippi Kite adult Andy

Mississippi Kite adult

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th May 2020, 20:30
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Kratter
The upper wingbar on pewees are usually much less...

The upper wingbar on pewees are usually much less distinctive than the lower one, especially in Westerns. This looks like a Willow/Alder Flycatcher.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 16:11
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Kratter
I think all are Common Terns. If you enlarge, you...

I think all are Common Terns. If you enlarge, you can see that the outer web of the tail feathers is dark and inner web light. Forester's has the opposite pattern, dark inner web and light outer web....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 13:47
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Kratter
Agree with Bell's Vireo The strong lower wingbar...

Agree with Bell's Vireo The strong lower wingbar and less distinct upper wingbar is classic. This could be an Eastern Bell's, which occurs as a vagrant to Arizona (two records in eBird).

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th May 2020, 19:23
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Kratter
Agree with Least

Agree with Least
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th April 2020, 18:01
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By Kratter
Common Yellowthroat, the pale belly is a good...

Common Yellowthroat, the pale belly is a good mark. Mourning is entirly bright yellow bellow.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th April 2020, 20:08
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Kratter
Only in Juvenile plumage in early fall. Andy

Only in Juvenile plumage in early fall.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th April 2020, 20:05
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Kratter
Looks a bit dark for Vaux's. How about Chimney ?...

Looks a bit dark for Vaux's. How about Chimney ? The last photo show the bulging inner primaries that Sibley says is a good character for separating Chimney from Vaux's.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 30th March 2020, 01:54
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Kratter
The short primary projection indicates resident...

The short primary projection indicates resident Mangrove. Migratory aestiva Yellows have quite long wings.

Andy
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 26th March 2020, 13:59
Replies: 95
Views: 8,581
Posted By Kratter
The FOSRC is on the third round of voting for the...

The FOSRC is on the third round of voting for the submission to add the House Crow to the State List. Votes of 7/7 or 6/7 pass, 0/7 or 1/7 to not be accepted. Otherwise back on the docket it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th March 2020, 00:03
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Kratter
Agree with all Forster's. The lighting/exposure...

Agree with all Forster's. The lighting/exposure is making the upperpart grays look much darker than normal. Forster's s the only small tern with gray inner webs and white outer webs in the outer...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10:28
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Kratter
Western Wood Pewee. Long wide bill, wing bars,...

Western Wood Pewee. Long wide bill, wing bars, mostly blackish bill.
Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th March 2020, 02:15
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Kratter
The gray face and breast and contrasting white...

The gray face and breast and contrasting white malar indicates Cassin’s Kingbird.
Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th March 2020, 20:10
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By Kratter
All depends on availability of their prey: apple...

All depends on availability of their prey: apple snails. Probably way too dry in Lima area (average 6 mm year rainfall/year) for apple snails. Western Ecuador is much much much wetter, over 1000 mm...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 10th March 2020, 14:34
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Kratter
We see this on Cedar Waxwings sometimes. Andy

We see this on Cedar Waxwings sometimes.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th March 2020, 14:33
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Kratter
Both Short-billed Dowitchers, for me. The long...

Both Short-billed Dowitchers, for me. The long straight bill and patterned back are wrong for STSA

Andy
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 9th March 2020, 17:06
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Kratter
The tail band in Cedar Waxwings is influenced by...

The tail band in Cedar Waxwings is influenced by diet. Various shades of red or orange (and likely pink) are not uncommon among those feeding on exotic honeysuckle vines during molt in the late...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th March 2020, 17:01
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Kratter
#1 Doesn't look much like a Mionectes to me, but...

#1 Doesn't look much like a Mionectes to me, but can't come up with an alternative

#2 Can't see this being being anything other than Yellow-winged Vireo. Those legs do not belong to any...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd February 2020, 12:58
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Kratter
I’m pretty solidly in the Louisiana camp too....

I’m pretty solidly in the Louisiana camp too. Buff flanks contrasting with white belly is distinctive, and the othe characters mentioned are pro-Louisiana. I think the slight blurring of the images...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th February 2020, 16:51
Replies: 65
Views: 2,267
Posted By Kratter
San Diego County (in southern California), at 32...

San Diego County (in southern California), at 32 degrees latitude, has recorded 505 species. Not bad for outside the tropics. It is only 5% the size of Great Britain. California (32-42 degrees...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 21:05
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By Kratter
#5 Looks like another Pine Warbler Andy

#5 Looks like another Pine Warbler

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 16:32
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By Kratter
But as the mentioned in post 5, the first photo...

But as the mentioned in post 5, the first photo in that post is the bird in question and it is not showing the whiter lower breast.

Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 16:31
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By Kratter
The underparts look too uniformly yellow below...

The underparts look too uniformly yellow below for a Baltimore Oriole. And the bill looks short. I think it's good for Orchard Oriole. Your first photos in post 5 show the smaller size and bill...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 13th February 2020, 01:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By Kratter
Among non-passerines, hummingbirds are well known...

Among non-passerines, hummingbirds are well known for learned songs.

Andy
Forum: California Friday 7th February 2020, 18:54
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Kratter
Niels A simple eBird search can really help. ...

Niels
A simple eBird search can really help. Here it...
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