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Hutton's Vireo? California

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Old Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 10:20   #1
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Hutton's Vireo? California

Accordig to me this is a Hutton's Vireo based on the blue-grey legs, bill and wing pattern, but I cannot exclude a Kinglet as the size of the bill is not absolutely clear and there seems to be some black below the lower white wingbar, although this seems to be much clearer in Kinglet pictures. Can somebody with more experience with this species provide some help?

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Old Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 10:40   #2
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By the large amount of pale area around the eye, the length of the tail and the bill structure I'd say Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

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Old Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 12:59   #3
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I will have to disagree with Chris. It is a Huttons Vireo, IMO. Bill looks too thick for a RCK, among other things.
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I've got to disagree with me as well, now I've looked at it on a better monitor. The bill tip shows the distinctive 'Vireo hook' plus, as Josh says, it's far too heavy. Hutton's it is. :-/

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Yes, Hutton's Vireo. The "plain" wing (no dark patch on the secondaries) is another good field mark.
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Old Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 15:57   #6
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Thank you all for your comments. For me a Hutton's is a lifer and I therefore had no previous experience with this bird. I therefore appreciate your input.

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