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Old Tuesday 12th March 2013, 18:47   #1
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Cuban ID's 3

My Dad has just got back from a weeks charity trek in Cuba and whilst he was there he took several photos of birds he saw. I need help with some of the ID's.

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1 seems Shiny Cowbird (didn't know it was in Cuba), 2 redlegged thrush, 3 flycatcher sp

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Old Tuesday 12th March 2013, 20:25   #3
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could 3 be grey kingbird?
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I'm thinking Loggerhead Kingbird for the second (which would be the expected kingbird this time of year, I believe.

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For the first, could it be a Cuban Blackbird? (I have no experience with either, I'm just curious how you'd tell the two apart).
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1) Cuban Blackbird
2) Red-legged Thrush
3) Loggerhead Kingbird
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Looks like we've reached a consensus on these 3, cheers guys
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I'm still curious on how the blackbird was ID'd. I suggest Cuban Blackbird b/c, but I have no idea how to separate ti from Shiny Cowbird.
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According to field guides: size (cowbird smaller) and sheen (more prominent in cowbird). Drawings suggest a straighter upper mandible in the cowbird, some down-curve on the blackbird. Maybe the latter is visible in this image?

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