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Paul

Need ID help. No pic to help though.

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I had a stranger in the yard the other day and have not been able to id him/her. Hanging out with Gackles. Black head, very deep dark red body. Any thoughts?

My sibley book is unfortunatley packed up in our house for sale phase.

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SOme more info, It is about the size of a Grackle, but definatley not the red or purple of the Grackle. Dark Black Head. Larger bird maybe 6-8" head to tail. Very distinguished red that I could see on my furthest away feeder from my window. Didn't have any binoculers so it was easily visible in the snow storm. I found my Sibleys guide to birds, and paged through almost every page. Almost looks as if a Grackle maybe had some eggs with a Robin or a "Muddy" Scarlet Tanager.'

I will try and get some photos if he/she is still around. I have been feeding if for a few days now.

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