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Yellowhead

Help with bird ID

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I could use a little help with this one. I'm not sure just what it is.

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I could be wrong but it looks to me like a Clay colored sparrow maybe???

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Looking at my Sibley's guide it sure looks like a female House Finch because of the white on the end of the wing bars but the beak looks more like a Purple Finch but the eyebrow should have more white above it. It might be a juvenile and that is what is throwing us off.

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Boy do I ever stink at trying to figure out those sparrow species.To me there was no way that was a sparrow but after looking at the Sibley's that sure looks like a Song Sparrow. Good ID Steve.

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Well, I think it's right. Those sparrows can be tricky to ID, particularly from this angle. When I was learning my sparrows, I found it hard to know which field marks were important and which were not. Sparrows remain my weakest category of species ID.

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I'm 100% with Steve on this one, it's a song sparrow.

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Thanks for all the feed back. LBB's (little brown birds) are always hard for me.

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We used to call them LBJs, or little brown jobs. Probably that was because I started birding just a few years after LBJ was president. gringrin

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