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BC - Canada, forest bird ID (1 Viewer)


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Help please to identify this small bird that was feeding atop a pine, near a lake in South Central BC. June 2022.


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Completely missing the overall size of the bird (tail etc behind branch) and the bill looking decidedly grey, size alone would exclude PS.👍
If I can remember my time in BC correctly (doubtful!) I can't see a problem with this being a female Western tanager.
I believe you are correct, shape and markings are good for W.Tanager and the yellow I saw on the rump would confirm. I think the overall drabness of the bird led me to think it might be something else.
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