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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:42 PM
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Another bird I need help identifying

This one is another bug catcher. Bigger, about sparrow size. Not the best pics in the world, but front and back shots.

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:43 PM
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hmmm looks like a baby cardinal..
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:56 PM
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This isn't a baby, it's an adult. Haven't seen any baby cardinals yet. Lots of other baby birds though. This one is an expert flier.

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 09:02 PM
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It's another Empidonax flycatcher. (Sounds impressive, doesn't it? )

That means it could be one of a number of birds--best distinguished by its call. Have you heard its call, yet?
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lol, i had like 6 different sarcastic comments go through my head hazel.....

ok i know nothing about birds.
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No, didn't hear a peep from it. It was hunting alone yesterday afternoon, so I guess no one to call to. Didn't see it today.

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 09:15 PM
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If you hear "fee-be-oh", it's probably an Alder Flycatcher; "fitz-bew" would be a Willow Flycatcher, but they tend to stay more south. Yellow-bellied and Least Flycatchers are smaller, but it could still be one of those. The small ones are hard to tell apart because Yellow-Bellied sometimes sounds very similar to Least--a two syllable "che-bek". But Yellow-Bellied also whistles a two-syllable, ascending phrase. I suppose it could be one of the other Empidonax, but those 4 are probably the most likely in your area.

aslan, I want you to drive out there and report back as to what you hear.
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aslan, I want you to drive out there and report back as to what you hear.


It's bigger than a yellow belly, sparrow size, but not as pudgy as a sparrow, more swallow shaped really. Love the little crested head look it has too.

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i'll get right on that tomorrow hazel, clm stay outside and listen for me yelling your name.
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i'll get right on that tomorrow hazel, clm stay outside and listen for me yelling your name.
I'll be waiting.
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can i get a hint should i start in north or south mississauga.
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lol, i had like 6 different sarcastic comments go through my head hazel.....
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can i get a hint should i start in north or south mississauga.
Don't confuse me with north and south, . Brampton, Mississauga, Etobicoke border. That way no one likes to take responsibility for the roads in the winter.

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It's bigger than a yellow belly, sparrow size, but not as pudgy as a sparrow, more swallow shaped really. Love the little crested head look it has too.

Cindy
Are we talking English (house) sparrow? If so, I guess it's possible it's a pewee, but they tend to be browner in color and the one you caught in the picutre is greener than the pewees we have around here.

ETA: and I don't think the head is relatively big enough for it to be a pewee...
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