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Three from near Mexico City. (1 Viewer)

Maroon Jay

Need ID please for these three birds photographed near Mexico City.
1. A blackbird, possibly Shiny Cowbird?
2. Hummingbird, possibly Broadbilled?
3. Little grey bird, possibly Blue-grey Gnatcatcher?


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Maroon Jay

Yes Larry, the wingbars match perfectly for Ruby-crowned Kinglet. The picture in my guidebook shows it being more yellow than grey which is why I didn't pay much attention to it. Thank you very much.


Maryland USA (he/him)
United States
Shiny Cowbird is not found near Mexico City according to eBird records, so your bird is a Brown-headed or a Bronzed. I agree with Ruby-crowned Kinglet and have no opinion on the hummingbird.
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