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Old Monday 22nd August 2005, 20:28   #1
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Three for ID

Taken in eastern Ontario, Canada, the closest I can come to the first one is an "Ipswich sparrow', listed with Savannah in my fieldguide. Is this correct?

The second I think is an eastern wood peewee, and the third (yellow bird) I have no idea, as I cant see what markings it may have on its back/wings. Any help is appreciated.
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Old Monday 22nd August 2005, 21:16   #2
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1 I guess it´s a juvenile bird. Pass
2 Not sure, looks like an Eastern Phoebe but...
3 Scarlet Tanager
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Old Monday 22nd August 2005, 21:37   #3
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Thanks, Motmot.

I considered eastern phoebe, but the bird seemed smaller than 7 inches, and the wing bars are more pronounced in this one. Also, the description for wood peewee says immature might have an all dark bill, buffy or cinnamon wingbars, which this bird seems to have. The sparrow could very well be an immature, which is possibly why I cant find a true match in my books?
Scarlet tanager makes sense now that I see it in the guide. I didnt trust myself to guess anything from the angle of the photo, but tanager was among my list of possibilities.
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Old Tuesday 23rd August 2005, 00:43   #4
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1 Id probably say a Juvenile Savannah or Song sparrow.
2 I couldn't say if its an Eastern Phoebe or an Eastern Wood-Pewee
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Old Tuesday 23rd August 2005, 01:22   #5
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1. Song Sparrow Juvenile (Lincoln's would be a possibility, but there is more streaking)
2. Eastern Phoebe
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1.Lincoln´s Sparrow
2.Eastern Phoebe
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Well I guess I didn't look at the sparrow photo closely enough! Lincoln's it is.
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Old Tuesday 23rd August 2005, 14:10   #8
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Thankyou all for your replies. I have a question, though, about the eastern phoebe. In my book it says it has no obvious wing bars, and an all black beak. However for the wood peewee it says two narrow whistish wing bars (another book says a juvenile will have buffy or cinnamon wing bars), upper mandible dark, base of the lower mandible dull yellow/orange. I can see some yellow at the base of the lower mandible. Can it be explained to me why this is an eastern phoebe and not an eastern wood peewee, what am I missing? :)
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Thankyou all for your replies. I have a question, though, about the eastern phoebe. In my book it says it has no obvious wing bars, and an all black beak. However for the wood peewee it says two narrow whistish wing bars (another book says a juvenile will have buffy or cinnamon wing bars), upper mandible dark, base of the lower mandible dull yellow/orange. I can see some yellow at the base of the lower mandible. Can it be explained to me why this is an eastern phoebe and not an eastern wood peewee, what am I missing? :)

Did you notice whether it was pumping its tail up and down?
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