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ID South Florida help: Thrasher? Flycatcher? (1 Viewer)


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I've got two IDs I was hoping to verify if I am correct with. The first (#1) I think is a juvenile brown thrasher...in the ID guides they don't seem to have such a bold eye ring when juvenile which is throwing me off a bit:

1. https://pbase.com/zackiedawg/image/171098733/original

The second was high up and dark, and I had to lighten the shot quite a bit to try to ID the bird. My best guess was a great crested flycatcher:

2. https://g1.img-dpreview.com/DAE7A4EE2B7B4BE6A5FCBC0FA81E4840.jpg

Any help appreciated.


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Confirm the first is a Swainson's thrush? I'm not deeply familiar with thrush's - I've seen Swainson's once before, back in 2014, and northern waterthrush maybe every 3-4 years. That eye ring did bother me - I was thrown off as there were two or three brown thrashers hanging around in the same spot...and it's all I could think of.


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The first is certainly a thrush. There are some details deviating from most of the Swainson's I have seen but do not see what else it really can be.


The Bird Nuts

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I think it is just a subspecies of Swainson's that I (and apparently others here) don't usually see. By the way, Waterthrushes are not thrushes; they are warblers.

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