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ash-throated vs brown-crested flycatcher? (1 Viewer)


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I saw this bird 1 month ago at the Hill Country State Natural Area near San Antonio, TX. I am uncertain if it is a brown-crested or ash-throated flycatcher. it doesn't seem to have prominent white wing bars like the ash does and the face seems darker like the brown-crested, but very faint yellow below and the books say the brown has slightly brighter yellow than the ash. any help please. _Q2A4227.jpg_Q2A4233.jpg
Brown crested has somewhat of a brighter yellow belly and the crest shows a shade of light brown to dull brown.
Its relative common in Central Pacific and north of the Tarcoles River where we bird everyday.
Randall Ortega
I thought it was worth adding this here for others viewing this thread. Here's why the brown crest of brown-crested is not a perfect character for distinguishing the species (see the initial photos of the thread):

So far, the only thing I'm aware of (apart from voice) is tail pattern
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