Re: [CALBIRDS] Gray Silky-flycatcher at Santa Ynez Nov. 2, 2009
Wild or not, your Gray Silky-Flycatcher looks like a Phainopepla. If I'm not mistaken, the latter is more likely in Santa Ynez.
--- On Mon, 11/2/09, markbrown1848 <lawoffmarkbrown@...> wrote:
From: markbrown1848 <lawoffmarkbrown@...>
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Gray Silky-flycatcher at Santa Ynez Nov. 2, 2009
Date: Monday, November 2, 2009, 9:45 PM
I was at private residence in Santa Ynez this afternoon and I heard a whit call. I thought it sort of sounded like a Willow Flycatcher. I went to look for the bird making the call and it was a male Phainopepla. Then another bird flew in the tree. I thought it was a female Phainopeple but it had a yellow belly! It was a Gray Silky-flycatcher. Photos:
This bird is on the supplemental list for the state. The first California record was from Ventura in 1976. This is a bird that is kept in cages in Mexico. Still a cool looking bird to see flycatching over a Santa Ynez street. The Committee says that all escapes of this species should be reported if they are also possible wild birds? Huh?
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