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Old Jun 6, 2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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This guy was eating breakfast this morning . Yummy Worms.
I am not a birds person so I assume its a sparrow. Correct me if I am wrong
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Old Jun 6, 2010, 12:07 PM   #2
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Assuming that this photo was taken in the continental US, I would identify this individual as a Vesper Sparrow.
Field marks are the white eye-ring, streaked breast and the dark outline to paler auriculars. This individual presents as quite pale, but that just maybe a function of the lighting. A major field mark for this species is white outer tail feathers, which are not visible in this picture.
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Thankyou for the info Woodbadger
Another Sorry I am not a bird person.
What is it.
Shot at a Garden Center near Mossleigh Alberta
My wife forced to go by Gun Point
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It is a large flycatcher (large for a flycatcher, that is), a Western Kingbird. The white outer webs on the outer tail feathers (here folded under, so they don't look like they are the outer ones) are diagnostic.
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