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Is this a Ashy-headed Greenlet? (1 Viewer)


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Is this a Ashy-headed Greenlet? My field guide doesn't mention the pinkish beak or the light-colored eyebrow.


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Rasmus Boegh

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Jacamar said:
Is this a Ashy-headed Greenlet?

Sure is. Only thing it could be mistaken for is a Lemon-chested (less grey on the head & ad's have pale eyes; usually occur in more humid regions than Ashy-headed) or a Tepui Greenlet (grey wings & ad's have pale eyes; extremely unlikely anywhere near the coast). Quite some time since I've seen an Ashy-headed and I haven't checked my notes, but the bill seem more or less the colour I remember; greyish with some pinkish-flesh on the lower mandible and near the base. The eye-brow is more distinct than anything I remember seeing (most individuals have at least a hint of an eye-brow, though), but I'd say it's within the variation possible. Anyway, there's not really anything you could confuse it with given the features clearly visible on these photos. I'd guess you probably heard it before you saw it.
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