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Old Oct 26, 2007, 5:53 PM   #1
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Was sorting through my stuff and came across a forgotten photo I tookinlate summer and I don't know what kind of bird this is. Too big to be a finch and smaller (but not much) than a robin. I'd sure appreciate someone giving me a hand. Thanks. Dan
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 6:19 PM   #2
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Hey Dan, Looks like it may be a female Western Tanager. Maybe someone else could confirm.
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 6:51 PM   #3
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Hi Dan and Steve.

Dan, I think your bird is a first year female Baltimore Oriole. The Western Tanager would have a shorter orange colored beak. According to the Sibley guide to birds it would be rare to find a Western Tanager in Ontario (if that's where you photographed her). Hope this helps and I reserve the right to be wrong! :?



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Hi Dan and Steve.

Dan, I think your bird is a first year female Baltimore Oriole. The Western Tanager would have a shorter orange colored beak. According to the Sibley guide to birds it would be rare to find a Western Tanager in Ontario (if that's where you photographed her). Hope this helps and I reserve the right to be wrong!



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Old Oct 26, 2007, 6:55 PM   #4
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My guess is a female Baltimore Oriole.
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 7:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for helpingguys. I just checked my Sibley's and by golly gee-whiz, there she was all along, a 1st year female Baltimore Oriole!:shock:

It makes sense. Last year I walked through that area and saw some adult males flying around. I was camera-less on that walk. The female of the species was unknown to me... until today. Much appreciated. Dan
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 11:22 PM   #6
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Much appreciated.* Dan
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