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Traill's Flycatcher

Empidonax traill lainorum

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 7 years ago
Traill's Flycatcher
Empidonax traillii/alnorum


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5 Comments

Liam
Liam 7 years ago

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.

RogerHagerman
RogerHagerman 7 years ago

Thank you for your help , did see my orange house or purple finch I think that it is.

kcurtain
kcurtain 7 years ago

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...

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

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.

RogerHagerman
RogerHagerman 7 years ago

Does anybody know what kind bird this is

RogerHagerman
Spotted by
RogerHagerman

Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2013
Submitted on Jun 19, 2013

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