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Empidonax traill lainorum
Medium primary projection and minimal eyering make this a Traill's for sure, but without voice or in-hand measurements, you won't be able to differentiate Willow from Alder.
Thank you for your help , did see my orange house or purple finch I think that it is.
I agree with Ashley that it's probably an alder flycatcher from the looks of it. Did you hear the bird sing? They can generally only be distinguished from similar species by song. You can listen to the song and compare it to similar species here: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Alder...
Unfortunately this is one of the birds within the family that has about 10 species that are all extremely similar in looks, and they are all in your area. My best guess would be Alder Flycatcher, but by no means am I positive about that. Hopefully Liam can help with this when he gets online later. Here is Alder, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alder_Flyca... I vote Alder because of the slight eye ring and the two wing bars look right.
Does anybody know what kind bird this is
Spotted on Jun 18, 2013 Submitted on Jun 19, 2013
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