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Illinois May 12 2020 (1 Viewer)

Please confirm.

1) Leaning towards female Black Throated Blue even though white handkerchief is minimal.

2-3) Philadelphia Vireo - Yellow on throat and undertail. Dark eye line.

4) Louisiana Waterthrush

5) Not sure. Leaning towards Northern Waterthrush

Thanks for your help.
 

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The Bird Nuts

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#1 looks good for a female Black-throated Blue (entire underparts greenish, no wingbars). Philly Vireo is correct. Both of the waterthrushes have dense streaking and buffy superciliums, so I think they're both Northerns.
 

tom baxter

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#1 looks good for a female Black-throated Blue (entire underparts greenish, no wingbars). Philly Vireo is correct. Both of the waterthrushes have dense streaking and buffy superciliums, so I think they're both Northerns.

Oh, definitely black-throated blue. 👍
 
Regarding the 4th photo there was one response for Louisiana and one response for Northern Waterthrush. Would anyone else weigh in?

Thank you for confirming Black-throated Blue.
 

THE_FERN

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Regarding the 4th photo there was one response for Louisiana and one response for Northern Waterthrush. Would anyone else weigh in?

Thank you for confirming Black-throated Blue.

I think on balance this is Northern. For me the main pro-Louisiana mark is the clear throat. The legs are just visibly and are very dull, nothing like the bright pink you'd expect for Louisiana. Likewise, the streaking is heavy.
 

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