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  1. dacol

    Spotted Young Bird...Southern BC Canada

    Juvenile Townsend's Solitaire.
  2. dacol

    Adirondaks NYS-- Warbler Audio?

    My hearing isn't what it used to be so, with some trepidation, I offer a guess: Black-and-White Warbler.
  3. dacol

    Magenta Throat, East Coast

    This winter and early Spring here in Gainesville, Florida, we had slightly more than usual numbers and variety of western hummers, currently one Calliope, one Black-chinned and 3 Rufous Hummingbirds. Video of the Black-chinned frequenting a feeder in my yard.
  4. dacol

    Some kind of Sparrow? - Eastern Ontario, Canada

    My guess is juvenile Lincoln's Sparrow.
  5. dacol

    Rainbow Colored Bird in No Virginia--Identification Help

    The OP said the bird had a RED head. Painted Bunting (male) has a blue head. An exotic cage bird is a possibility but I am going with House Finch plus some light effects.
  6. dacol

    Small white bird - Amazon River

    Excellent call Andy!
  7. dacol

    Just saw this orange bird on Cornell Feeder cam

    Not a juvenile but an adult female. It is called courtship feeding, during breeding season Mr. Cardinal gives food items to Mrs. Cardinal!
  8. dacol

    help identification

    I am inclined to agree with the OP's guess: female Scarlet Tanager. https://www.pmsaga.com/scarlet-tanagers
  9. dacol

    Comment by 'dacol' in media 'Pileated Woodpecker'

    Thanks all for your kind comments!
  10. Pileated Woodpecker

    Pileated Woodpecker

    Male Pileated Woodpecker working on a tree stump in the backyard. The stump is the remain of a large oak that died in our yard about 3 years ago. It is close to our house and kept dropping branches. So we decided that we had to take it down. We (my wife and I) were very aware of its importance...
  11. dacol

    Field guide: Rio - Teresopolis

    Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil, including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (WCS Birds of Brazil Field Guides) (Volume 2) Paperback – July 15, 2016 by Robert S. Ridgely (Author), John A. Gwynne (Author), Guy Tudor (Author), Martha Argel (Author)...
  12. dacol

    Birding hotspots near Petrolopis - Teresopolis?

    In Teresópolis: Serra dos Orgãos National Park. Easy access from Teresópolis. Good trails, can be accessed by public transportation from Teresópolis, also hotels can arrange taxi to take you in and pick you up after you are done. Much easier if you have a rental car. See this blog report on...
  13. dacol

    WikiAves Brasil - error

    Found this in https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/blhtan1/systematics : "The genus Tangara is paraphyletic with respect to Thraupis (Sedano and Burns 2010, Burns et al. 2014). As a result, Sedano and Burns (2010) suggest moving many species of Thraupis into Tangara...
  14. dacol

    WikiAves Brasil - error

    All Brazilian tanagers in the genus Thraupis have been included in the genus Tangara (which I think preceded Thraupis). I am not associated with WikiAves but it follows the nomenclature of the Brazilian Ornithological Records Committee which has adopted the new classification. That is also the...
  15. dacol

    Florida Panhandle coast 11/26/19

    You are welcome! As Larry said, it was your excellent description of the birds, including behavior, that allowed for an ID.
  16. dacol

    Florida Panhandle coast 11/26/19

    Check this out https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/scaly-breasted-munia
  17. dacol

    Two raptors. South of Nampa Idaho

    Agree with Microtus, one adult and one juvenile Swainson's Hawk.
  18. dacol

    A day trip from New York, October

    My suggestion is a bit outside of your parameters but Cape May in New Jersey is a 3 hour drive from New York City. Early October is still a very good time to enjoy the concentration of migrants that CM attracts.
  19. dacol

    Myiarchus ? to identify

    I also vote for Swainson's Flycatcher. The back has a very gray appearance and the base of the lower mandible has a pinkish spot which is a characteristic of Swainson's Flycatcher. The pink spot can be seen in both photos.
  20. dacol

    Nest ID? Howard county Texas USA

    By shape and size of the straw cup and the size of the rocks I would go with Road Runner!
  21. dacol

    Great ratpor, Brazil

    Difficult to ID from the photos, my suggestions, in decreasing order of probability:(New World) Black Vulture, Great Black Hawk, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Crowned Solitary Eagle.
  22. dacol

    Birding for the elderly in Arizona

    Sounds like a plan! It is always exciting to do something not quite by the book. Enjoy your stay!
  23. dacol

    Birding for the elderly in Arizona

    True that the birding guides to Arizona focus on the Southeast. But you mention Tucson in your itinerary. Taylor's guide to southeast Arizona has good information on birding in Tucson. From personal experience I recommend Mount Lemon and Saguaro National Park - Rincon Mountains district. In both...
  24. dacol

    Columbina do Brazil

    Yes, this is indeed a Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina). I am not sure which book you used. In the following I wil assume it is the Portuguese version of the WCS series "Birds of Brazil" for the Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil. The reason it is not mentioned in your guide book is...
  25. dacol

    Comment by 'dacol' in media 'Female Brown-headed Cowbird'

    Hi Daniel, the bird in your photo is a female Brown-headed Cowbird.