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Old Thursday 8th May 2008, 19:52   #1
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can anyone id this bird for me please. I haven't a clue!

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Old Friday 9th May 2008, 00:07   #2
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Hi Frogstar,

The face being angled away from the camera makes it a bit tricker, but I think your bird is a worn Mangrove Vireo. You can't make out the pale yellow lores because of the angle, but everything else fits.

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Old Friday 9th May 2008, 06:05   #3
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Hi Chris
thanks for looking. I have attached 2 more photos which are rather poor quality but may assist in identifying it.

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thanks for looking. I have attached 2 more photos which are rather poor quality but may assist in identifying it.
Hi frogstar,

Most definitely a Mangrove Vireo, or as Sibley & Monroe referred to the population in question, a Mayan Vireo. That's a bird that can be hard to photograph. Nice work!

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Old Friday 9th May 2008, 17:18   #5
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Thanks for that Chris. I find British birds hard enough and only get practice with 'exotics' when on holiday. I have a number of other shots that I'm having problems identifying but at least I have photos and can do it at leisure. This has put my life list over 600 so I'm very pleased.
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