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LBJ - Las Vegas, NV (Corn Creek) (1 Viewer)

LzyPhotographer

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Taken the other day out at Corn Creek, DNWR - about 25 mile N of Vegas.

The one bird, taken in the morning sun, well, it looks like a sparrow of sorts.

The other bird, in the foliage, looks like a bunting. Maybe Lazuli, but the breast is more colored than I expected, so maybe it's a young male?

PS; Also had a Northern Waterthrush on the same day! My first..

Thanks in advance,
Maureen
 

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MLoyko

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Hello Maureen,

The first one is a flycatcher but I don't know which one someone else should. I think you nailed the second one as Lazuli Bunting, but I'm no expert!

-Matt
 

danehower

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I am thinking House Finch for no 3 - hard for me to comment on 1 and 2 ( out of my range) but thinking you are right with Lazuli .
 

MLoyko

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I am thinking House Finch for no 3 - hard for me to comment on 1 and 2 ( out of my range) but thinking you are right with Lazuli .

I think the one they were calling a Bunting was number three Dave;), and I take back my flycatcher theory for 1&2 for now!

-Matt
 

Microtus

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Bookless pre-birding quick look of Maureen's excellent photos:

1 & 2 could be Lazuli Bunting. It's not a flycatcher, look at the bill.

#3 has a conical (finch-y) bill that is bicolored. There's an orange-apricot wash across the chest that also has streaks, and a white-ish largely unstreaked belly. With two thin pale wingbars, there can only be a very few possibilities.
 

Birdingcraft

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I think they are all Lazulis; first two females- note buff washed breast and wing bars.
Third lacks face pattern of House Finch, looks like juv. Passerina Bunting, most likely Lazuli.
 

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