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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID help
Post Posted: Aug 7, 2018 11:22 am 
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I'm no expert, but it doesn't look like any that everyone listed. Closest to me is a Gray Jay, but shouldn't it be grayer instead of brown?

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Post Posted: Aug 7, 2018 12:24 pm 
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i have to disagree with those that say clark's nutcracker -
clarks have a much stronger bill (thicker), BLACK wings, no brownish wing patch, and much more white on his tail
They are also a much larger bird, almost crow size, the solitaire is more robin size

If you heard their voices, that would help a lot - the nutcracker has a loud piercing call, the townsends solitaire is a beautiful call

also, if you saw the townsends in flight, you would notice the white on the edges of the tail and some brownish or buff coloring in their wings.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tow ... iew/402422

the clarks would show a very white tail and very black wings
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Cla ... w/70580611


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Post Posted: Aug 8, 2018 8:17 am 
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That's what Merlin kept coming up with.




On a side note, I really enjoy these ID threads. It's fun and challenging to try to notice minute differences that can bring an answer into question.

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Post Posted: Aug 10, 2018 9:15 pm 
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aspenleaf wrote:
That's what Merlin kept coming up with.




On a side note, I really enjoy these ID threads. It's fun and challenging to try to notice minute differences that can bring an answer into question.


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