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Western Tanager Mexico (1 Viewer)

49bentley

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Can someone please confirm pic 1 to be a juvenile male Western Tanager, 2 unsure, 3 + 4 female Western Tanager? Taken near Oaxaco airport in Jan.
Thanks
Chris
 

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Butty

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Again, some misunderstanding about what 'juvenile' means. In most passerines, a bird is juvenile only up to its post-juvenile moult in (autumn-ish of) its 1st year. So in January there will be no juveniles about.
1. I guess western tanager, male, possibly unageable.
2. Agree with Ken that the bill is better for an oriole; ditto white median coverts. (Immature?) male hooded oriole might be the best bet.
3. A tanager.
4. I guess western tanager, probably female, probably unageable.
White-winged tanager is the other option.
 

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