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Old Monday 25th April 2005, 15:58   #7
Katy Penland
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I've seen far more Hepatics than Summers (and no Scarlets at all), but as Jane said, the light yellow undertail and the bill length say Summer more than Scarlet.

However, I don't have any field guides that give the range of Hepatic, which also has the longer bill length and yellow undertail, so don't know if that's something to think about. Too bad we can't see the head shape of Arthur's bird; Summer always has that more pointy look to the top of the head (both sexes), which is one way to distinguish Hepatic from Summer where I am since the plumage for Hepatic is highly variable.
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