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ID - Ventura, CA (1 Viewer)

Gduff

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Hi,
Please help me identify this bird (if possible !), taken near Ventura, California.

(Not my picture, and the only one)

Thank you !
 

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njlarsen

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What about a male pin-tailed whydah at a time when the tail is not fully grown? Not an exact match but worth considering.
Niels
 

Gduff

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I am not at all sure what I am seeing here - what is bird and what is vegetation. My best guess would be a vagrant Lark Bunting. Do you know when the picture was taken?

It was taken on June 1st.
After checking on the internet, the photographer told me that Black-headed Grosbeak was indeed the best fit.
There was obvious orange tone, but it seemed to him there wasn't as much orange as other pictures of BHG. But it might just be the angle of the bird
 

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