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Contopus sp. - Mexico City (1 Viewer)

jocateme

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Hi all,

I'm having a hard time trying to ID this Contopus flycatcher from Mexico City (Bosque de Chapultepec), 17 August 2018.

I'm thinking either Olive-sided Flycatcher (C. cooperi) or Western Wood-Peewee (C. sordidulus). I wonder if someone is able to shed any light on this, despite the far-from-optimal pics?
 

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jocateme

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More pics here (probably not the same individual):
 

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Motmot

Eduardo Amengual
Looks a Wood-pewee on proportions, flanks and UTC colors. All dark looking mandible suggests this is probably a Western Wood-Pewee.
 

jocateme

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Thanks a lot, Eduardo!

On top of what you said, according to eBird Western Wood-Pewee is expected to be more common than Olive-sided Flycatcher in CDMX at this time of the year. So I think it's safe to call it a WWP.

(By the way, what are UTC colors?)
 

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