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Old Monday 23rd July 2018, 18:02   #1
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Help ID, Alberta Canada

Hi,

I'm a total novice so please excuse me if I don't have the right information.

I was out today and saw a bird. My description is: very defined black mask with slender white outer ring, brown fading to yellow body, bright yellow tail, bright, vibrant narrow red bar near back of wing, swallow size.

I saw 4 of them very actively flying from branch to branch in trees on the edge of a clearing. They were just 20 or so feet in front of me. The area was Dry Island Buffalo Jump provincial park, a river valley in the prairie region of Alberta.

Very pretty bird, but I cannot find it in my copy of "Western Birds"

Any ideas?
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Possibly either Cedar Waxwing or Bohemian Waxwing.
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Old Monday 23rd July 2018, 18:20   #3
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Perfect. Thanks, like I said I'm new. It looked a lot more vibrant in real life than it did in my book.
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