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Yuma, AZ Myiarchus audio (1 Viewer)

tom baxter

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This sounded unusual for Ash-throated Flycatcher which is the only expected Myiarchus right now according to Ebird. I don't know that this is truly the case, since the more popular birding areas in central and SE AZ are loaded with reports of BCFL right now. I found this recording and it sounds close, but can anyone confirm or deny that this is a Brown-crested in the recording?

https://www.xeno-canto.org/387807
 

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Werzik

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Not familiar with bird sounds in North America but my 2 cents here is that it sounds better for Brown-crested Flycatcher. I find the call of Ash-throated is harsher.
 

tom baxter

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Thank you, I thought that as well. I have only ever heard whip calls from BCFL and don't know the variation in calls well. I also only have 12 months of experience in the West with Ash-throated. I have received mixed results on the identity of this audio. Any one else more experienced and confident here?
 

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