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Old Friday 24th April 2020, 15:49   #1
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What is this? Moab, Utah, USA

This bird was in my hedge yesterday, eating Juniper berries. By coloring, I think it must've been either a No. Mockingbird, or a Townsend's Solitaire. I am leaning toward Mocker, because it was white-ish on the underside, and the Solitaire is gray underneath, almost the same color as the back.

I didn't get a good look at its beak, or its eye (so I don't know if there was a ring). I know the picture is terrible. By the time I got my camera, it was done with the berries, and off to the next locale.

Thanks for any help!
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Townsend's Solitaire by the wing pattern (and maybe also by it being in a juniper bush).
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Agree with the Solitaire. A mockingbird would have a much longer tail.
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As Jeff mentioned, the tail is too short for a Mockingbird so I'd go with the Warbler
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