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Flycatcher ID...BC, Canada. And Finch. (1 Viewer)

benoitjh

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Canada
Hello, I would like confirmation that pic #1 is a Western Wood Pewee.... I was thinking perhaps Olive-sided Flycatcher as it had quite a white chest but was on the small side which lent me to WWP. Habitat was wooded stream.
Pic #2 I thought was a (F) House Finch but the weird markings on the face made me wonder if it's something else? Pine forest near a lake. Both S. Central BC.

Thanks
 

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AveryBartels

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1. Western Wood-pewee is correct. Smaller billed, shorter winged/longer tailed and more elongated/dainty overall than Olive-sided
2. House Finch, the curved culmen and blurry streaking help rule out Cassin's/Purple
 

birdmeister

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United States
Hello, I would like confirmation that pic #1 is a Western Wood Pewee.... I was thinking perhaps Olive-sided Flycatcher as it had quite a white chest but was on the small side which lent me to WWP. Habitat was wooded stream.
Pic #2 I thought was a (F) House Finch but the weird markings on the face made me wonder if it's something else? Pine forest near a lake. Both S. Central BC.

Thanks
I agree with everyone's IDs below. Looks like the House Finch is suffering from conjunctivitis or some other eye disease.
 
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