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Old Saturday 7th July 2007, 16:28   #1
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Identify this bird

Saw this bird high up in tree near to waterfall in Honduras. Cannot find any lead as to its identification. Help!
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Old Saturday 7th July 2007, 16:30   #2
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A clue to the country this was in would be very helpful...
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Old Saturday 7th July 2007, 16:32   #3
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Mangrove Cuckoo?? That's a wild guess though.
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Old Saturday 7th July 2007, 16:59   #4
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I dont think they have mangrove cukcoos in europe
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Old Saturday 7th July 2007, 17:11   #5
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It looks like a Saltator sp. to me.
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Old Saturday 7th July 2007, 18:29   #6
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It looks like a Saltator sp. to me.
Agree. Throat and breast design plus underparts colours match better Black-headed Saltator (Saltator atriceps) imo but not sure if Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus) can be 100% excluded on this pic.

PS: The country is mentioned on first post, Honduras (Central America).
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Old Saturday 7th July 2007, 18:33   #7
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I dont think they have mangrove cukcoos in europe
Honduras is over your way somewhere, not in Europe. But you are right, we don't have Mangrove Cuckoos.

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Old Saturday 7th July 2007, 19:18   #8
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Am I alone in thinking a please and thank you wouldnt go amiss sometimes?

'ID this bird now............HELP' type threads annoy me.

Maybe I'm alone...........but it takes less than 10 seconds to stick and please and thank you somewhere.
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Old Sunday 8th July 2007, 00:20   #9
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Honduras is over your way somewhere, not in Europe. But you are right, we don't have Mangrove Cuckoos.

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I actually thought the bird was from Europe too at first (notice the flag). I was going to say Great Tit or something, but then I saw Honduras...
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Old Sunday 8th July 2007, 14:31   #10
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I am first time user and found getting around the site a little confusing. By the time I had found out how to upload I was beginning to lose the plot. Apologies and no more helps
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Am I alone in thinking a please and thank you wouldnt go amiss sometimes?

'ID this bird now............HELP' type threads annoy me.

Maybe I'm alone...........but it takes less than 10 seconds to stick and please and thank you somewhere.
You are right of course. I have just joined the site and finding my way around.By the time I had some inkling on how to upload the image I had lost some patience. i do not think the forum is the easiest to get used straight off.I apologise if you think my approach was tackless - it was not intended.
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Old Monday 9th July 2007, 03:58   #12
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I am first time user and found getting around the site a little confusing. By the time I had found out how to upload I was beginning to lose the plot. Apologies and no more helps
Tringbirds,
Please don't take any comments too negatively and please feel free to post any other ID queries that might arise. Most of us learn something trying to figure out the ID or at least reading someone else's explanation. The original poster is not the only one who benefits.
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Old Monday 9th July 2007, 04:04   #13
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So it's a Saltator, right? Certainly looks like one.

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