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Re: Flycatcher ID help

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  • steel_rsd
    My wording was wrong on my last post. hoping meaning, I m glad Forrest and Dan offered observations on proportions and form. thanks again.
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 11, 2013
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      My wording was wrong on my last post. "hoping" meaning, I'm glad Forrest and Dan offered observations on proportions and form. thanks again.

      --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, "steel_rsd" <steel_rsd@...> wrote:
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      > Thanks Forrest and Dan. I was hoping for some comments on proportions and form. Forrest's article he posted a couple weeks ago was quite interesting. A great learning experience to be able to photograph a nice speciman and be able to evaluate it without vocalizations.
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      > Scott
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      > --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, Forrest Rowland <rowbird2005@> wrote:
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      > > Scott:
      > > I concur with Dan. All proportions are consistent with that species, as are plumage and coloration marks.
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      > > Good Birding,
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      > > Forrest Rowland
      > > Livingston, MT
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      > > El mié, 7/10/13, Dan Casey <danielcasey55@> escribió:
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      > > Asunto: [MOB-Montana] Re: Flycatcher ID help
      > > A: MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com
      > > Fecha: miércoles, 10 de julio de 2013, 01:49 pm
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      > > Scott:
      > > I agree with your assessment of Dusky. Note that
      > > the bird looks short-winged (short primary projection), and
      > > therefore long-tailed.  The lores (in front of the eye)
      > > are light, and as you note, the head does not seem large and
      > > angular (e.g. Hammond's), but rather round-headed.
      > >  Coloration is also good for Dusky.
      > > Dan CaseySomers
      > > --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, "steel_rsd"
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      > > > MOB,
      > > > I hope I'm not beating this topic to death.
      > > I've posted 3 pictures of the same Flycatcher in ID
      > > album.
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      > > > This bird was seen on a mountain road (in the north
      > > Crazy Mnts.), maybe 6000 - 6500 feet. I first watched it
      > > moving about a dense thicket with an insect. It flew to
      > > another thicket across the road against a bank and maybe
      > > brought the insect to the nest? It then perched at the top
      > > of a nearby conifer tree. I saw it quickly
      > > "catch" a flying insect and return to it's
      > > perch. It also flicked it's tail a few times. No
      > > vocalization.
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      > > > I think it can be narrowed down to Hammond's/Dusky
      > > by habitat, bill size/color, extent of eye ring. I'm
      > > favoring Dusky for a couple reasons. The bill may not be
      > > quite small enough for Hammond's. This bird shows a
      > > rounded head where as a Hammond's will show a steeper
      > > forehead. Also this bird does not appear to show a vest as
      > > a Hammond's might. The presumed nesting location also
      > > points to Dusky.
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      > > > Anybody willing to give this a positve ID?
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      > > > Scott Dean
      > > > Clyde Park, MT
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