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Dave S

Need help with bird I.D.

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I just had a visitor on my patio. A bird of which I have never seen before. Sorry no pics.

It was about the size of a cardinal. But the beak was longer and narrower. Almost like a blue jay's beak. The head had a crest on it.

Body color was brown, with a light yellow belly changing to white towards the throat of the bird. I know it wasn't a Waxwing, catbird, thrasher or female cardinal.

I'm baffled. I couldn't find any pics of this bird. Any help with an i.d. would be greatly appreciated.

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Check the great crested flycatcher and western kingbird. While the kingbird doesn't have a crest per se, it can elevate the feathers on top of its head somewhat, which can look like a crest.

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Check the great crested flycatcher and western kingbird. While the kingbird doesn't have a crest per se, it can elevate the feathers on top of its head somewhat, which can look like a crest.

A Great Crested Flycatcher it is. Thanks Steve. I agree with the description that I found which includes an audio clip of it's song. They're easier to hear than to see. I know I've heard them quite often, just never fortunate enough to see one this close.

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