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Bird photo identification problems
There is some question about the identification of these photos.
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Possibly Rusty Blackbird
||Bosque del Apache NWR, NM, 2003-9-13. From my notes:
``Icterid body plan and medium icterid bill, body pretty much
all black except showing narrow, even rusty edges on folded
wing feathers, giving it a scaly look. Head looked all dark.''
Unfortunately I only got this one usable photo, and it's pretty
||Separating the Plumbeous and Cassin's Vireo,
both of which
occur here in central New Mexico, is a challenge. These cruddy
photos don't help much. This bird was photographed during an
International Migratory Bird Day count, 2003-5-10, near Socorro, NM.
Sedge or Marsh Wren?
||I spent some time crawling around
in long marsh grasses at
the Bosque del Apache refuge (NM) on 1990-1-22 and managed
to get some decent pictures of this wren. I'm pretty sure
it's either a Marsh or Sedge wren, but which, and why?
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Last updated: 2003/10/05 02:01:37