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Costa Rica. Monteverde (1 Viewer)

pbjosh

missing the neotropics
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I don't know but now looking back at the photo perhaps that makes more sense than Dusky-capped... feeling a bit of a dolt trying to come to an answer I'm happy with.
 

testoduro

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I don't know but now looking back at the photo perhaps that makes more sense than Dusky-capped... feeling a bit of a dolt trying to come to an answer I'm happy with.
Pbjosh, for what's worth, the Dark Phoebe has hardly been reported in Selvatura, Monteverde. Only one or two sightings, without picture, in over 400 lists. The Dusky-Capped is regularly sighted.
 

THE_FERN

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This is supposedly a photo of Dark Pewee with a very dark bill - or at least it would look very dark when seen with light behind the bird https://cdn.download.ams.birds.cornell.edu/api/v1/asset/188389831/2400
Niels
Yes even in that one we can see an orange lower mandible. I looked at the images on Macaulay. There were some which were similarly smoky to the op bird (I.e. cf +/-black as in yours). There were one or 2 like the one you posted with apparently darker bills. At the end of, I think that if this is dark pewee it can only be a young bird. I looked in Vallely/Dyer and Ridgeley but no mention of variant plumage
 
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