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Old Mar 28, 2010, 5:26 PM   #1
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I got these last weekend but I'm not sure on the ID.
I was thinking Pine Siskin but, my bird guide isn't the best...?










I think this is the same species Female?

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Old Mar 28, 2010, 5:34 PM   #2
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Looking in my Peterson guide, I think you are correct. The female pine siskin.

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Old Mar 28, 2010, 6:32 PM   #3
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Thanks Bluenose,
In that case this must be the Male version?



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That's it. The male has yellow near the wing tips.

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Thanks for the confirmation Bluenose. I appreciate it.
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Sorry to be contrarian, but the first three are a sparrow - probably a Savannah - where were you when you took the pictures? And number 4 is a female Redwing Blackbird. Can't tell offhand what 5 and 6 are.
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Sorry to be contrarian, but the first three are a sparrow - probably a Savannah - where were you when you took the pictures? And number 4 is a female Redwing Blackbird. Can't tell offhand what 5 and 6 are.
It's hard to go against penolta. . . but independently, after looking them up, I'd also say Savannah Sparrow for the first, with the yellowish eyebrow, and the bill shape is a dead giveaway for the female RWBB in #4.

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[QUOTE=snostorm;1072003]It's hard to go against penolta. . .
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Not to worry - accuracy is the bottom line, and confirmation is always appropriate. These sparrows are highly variable in coloration, which makes these tough birds even tougher to ID. The reason I asked GW where he took the pictures is that some Seaside sparrows (strictly coastal salt marsh birds) are hard to tell from Savannahs - our local West Coast Savannahs (Belding's Savannah) inhabit salt marshes and are dead ringers for the darker of the East/Gulf Coast Seaside Sparrows with their heavy streaking and yellow lores.
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Old Mar 30, 2010, 3:21 PM   #9
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No need to apologize Pen, that's why we're here asking.
I agree, at times its hard to tell a lot of similar species apart. Especially when your looking in the wrong place! I didn't realize I had gotten any shots of a bird that was as large as the RRBB so I never checked that section.
Knowing what your looking for helps a lot, after looking up the Savannah, its obvious.
Looking back on my post I see I posted contradicting photos of what I thought might be a Pine Siskin, the first three and last two. Can't believe I did that! But, in my defense, I'm thinking I could be right about the last two... although according to the map it
would be at the extreme edge of there range, so if there is a better guess, I'm open to it.
Thanks again for being so helpful Pen, and thank you too Scott for the ID on the RRBB

Oh, almost forgot, these were taken in central Florida about half way between Lakeland and Bartow.
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I apologize for my misinformation. I looked up Pine Siskin in the Peterson guide and it looked similar enough to the image you posted that I made the assumption that that's what it was.

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