Downsview Park July 28
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Downsview Park July 28

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Ally

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Met up with some friends there. Is this a Willow Fly Catcher? The Bunny was enjoying his afternoon nap.


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Likely Willow. Alder is very similar, but location and date make Willow much more likely. Best way to tell them apart is by sound.


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Ally

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Likely Willow. Alder is very similar, but location and date make Willow much more likely. Best way to tell them apart is by sound.


/Thomas


He didn't say anything the whole time I was there.


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I concur. Wonderful shot of this flycatcher.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2021, 08:38:30 am by Shortsighted »


Ally

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I concur. Wonderful shot of this flycatcher.

Really? A Pewee?
Lots of Butterfly shots coming up needing ps.


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Your flycatcher may actually be a Willow FC. The wings look short and the head is fairly rounded. The breast is not a light-coloured as I expect from a Willow but its behavior may clinch it. Did it repeatedly visit the same perch after catching its prey? Pewees tend to do this while Willows do not.


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What do you think this is?



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Change my answer from Least to Gray flycatcher. I have never seen one. But this bird doesn't have white eyering, and he is kind of reddish.

What do you think this is?

« Last Edit: August 13, 2021, 08:15:56 pm by Ally »


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Your flycatcher may actually be a Willow FC. The wings look short and the head is fairly rounded. The breast is not a light-coloured as I expect from a Willow but its behavior may clinch it. Did it repeatedly visit the same perch after catching its prey? Pewees tend to do this while Willows do not.
That flycatcher didn't give me repeated performance nor did he utter a tune. So I can't provide more clues. But I was just looking at the 'All about birds' comparing with similar species, the Willow's bill is a bit larger compare to others and the angle from the forehead to the bill is smaller (flatter), other birds have rounder heads.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Least_Flycatcher/species-compare/38663041
« Last Edit: August 13, 2021, 09:20:17 pm by Ally »