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Old Jun 11, 2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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As I was coming in the back door after getting home from work, I heard a bird call I hadn't heard before so, after putting my things in the house I grabbed my camera and put the 55-300 on it and went out to see if I could get a shot of it.
Of course he was showing off just beyond my lens reach but, thought someone might be able to ID it for me?

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Old Jun 12, 2010, 1:42 PM   #2
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LOL! as you can see from the time stamp, I posted this late last night. I actually fell asleep 3 times before I posted it! I didn't realize I didn't also post the cropped version and mention the size of the bird was about the same as or a little larger than a Mocking bird.

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Great capture.

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Thank you Ronny, Now if I can just figure what it is.
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Some type of woodpecker?
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Some type of woodpecker?

No, but thanks to you I did find out its a Great Crested Flycatcher.
First one for me. Now I'm going to try to get a better shot of this beauty.

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GW....My first thought when I saw the pic was Eastern Kingbird, but we'd see more of the identifying white tip on the tail. I think, though, it's possibly in the same group of flycatchers. The structure of the beak, the shape of the tail, what color we can see on the chest.....all make me think flycatcher, perhaps Great Crested Flycatcher, although without more color info on the wings, it would be a hard identification.

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Thanks Paul, I'm about 99% sure it is the Great Crested Flycatcher
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Without doubt it is a flycatcher, which could be difficult even in the best of light. Based on range, Paul's second guess of Great Crested Flycatcher probably is correct (an Eastern Kingbird wouldn't be yellow below). There are other possibilities, but they would only be strays from elsewhere. The highlights along the edge of the tail due to the lighting on first glance could look like the white outer edgings on the tail of a Western Kingbird (which is yellow underneath, and which has occurred rarely there), but it isn't robust enough for a kingbird. Out here in that poor lighting it could be taken for an Ash-throated Flycatcher, which is related to the Great Crested.

GW, some of your posts (including the last two on this thread) in the last day or so are in a font that does not display on the dark-themed background.
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GW, some of your posts (including the last two on this thread) in the last day or so are in a font that does not display on the dark-themed background.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Pen, I didn't think about that.

I should have mentioned, that when I had an idea where to start looking, I looked up the Great Crested Flycatcher on line and compared the voice call.
I'm fairly certain its the same as the one I heard. Of course, with my record on declaring species correctly... I'll keep myself open to being wrong.



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