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a few more birds from Colombia (1 Viewer)

dodaars

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With thanks for the replies to my question about the Chachalac I have a few more species left.
I don't know the names of these and I cannot find an illustration in the Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia that fits these species

I hope some knows which these are.
Here is the first one
Mystery-1 from a coffee plantation not far from Pereira
 

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Looks astonishingly like a female Brown-headed Cowbird - except they don't occur anywhere in Colombia. Hmmmm....
 
What about the curved culmen, more than on your average cowbird?

Don't know a good alternative, though

Niels
 
Looking at a few Shiny Cowbirds on google images, I think the angle of the head does indeed greatly affect that impression Niels, and some look a pretty good match to the OP to me. No idea what other options are in Colombia though.
 
Looking at a few Shiny Cowbirds on google images, I think the angle of the head does indeed greatly affect that impression Niels, and some look a pretty good match to the OP to me. No idea what other options are in Colombia though.

There are only three cowbirds in Colombia: Shiny, Bronzed, and Giant. Giant is, I'm sure you'll agree, easy to dissmiss - very different overall shape, and bill shape as well.

I did a bit of a search through images of both Shiny and Bronzed females, and I thought neitherfit this bill shape, the O/P's bird looking just too deep at the base for either. But, as you say, angle to the camera may well effect my impression of the shape.

Of course - given that there are 1800+ bird species in Colombia (!) - it may be a bit of a leap to narrow it down to icterids right away. But that is the impression I get.
 
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