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Olive/rufous bird, strong bill. Yucatan, Mexico

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Old Monday 9th January 2017, 22:33   #1
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Olive/rufous bird, strong bill. Yucatan, Mexico

Saw quite a few of these birds, always in pairs or small flocks actively scrambling around in thick bush/trees. Allover olive/rufous color, though in flight brighter rufous/yellow tones appeared. Bill appears fairly stout, dark, and with a slight hook at the tip (slightly like a cuckoo or shrike... maybe tanager?). Big dark eye surrounded by yellow skin. Throat yellower. Legs and feet appear pale.

I feel I should be able to figure them out but am only familiar with European birds, so I'm lost here.

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Red-throated ant-tanagers. #1 is juvenile, 3 is female
http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu...p_p_spp=595596
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Red-throated ant-tanagers. #1 is juvenile, 3 is female
http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu...p_p_spp=595596
OK, I can see that. Strange that I always saw just immatures together, never with the redder adult version. Perhaps same-age birds stay together?

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