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Brian Bailey

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This article about the effects of of hurricanes on migratory birds was shared on ONTBIRDS. https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/clima ... od-sources

One of the most intriguing things is the identity of the birds in the first photo. I'm pretty certain they're not being affected by a hurricane. My best guess is that they are White-winged Coughs (native to Australia). I'm not totally convinced of that ID, but I don't think they are North American.

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I guess they chose the picture for the dark clouds and didn't care what kind of birds they were...

There's also a Fieldfare further down in the article, which is only a vagrant in North America.

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Quote from: "thouc"
I guess they chose the picture for the dark clouds and didn't care what kind of birds they were...

There's also a Fieldfare further down in the article, which is only a vagrant in North America.

/Thomas
Yeah, I don't think many Fieldfare are affected by hurricanes. They look a lot like American Robins to a non-birder though.

I just thought the first image was intriguing because of the shape and wing pattern. There aren't many birds with white wing patches above and below.

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Yeah, I stared at those bird for a while trying to figure out what they could be, but I'm not too familiar with birds from other parts of the world than North America and Europe.
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Image looks like an overlay of storm clouds and the birds cropped and added to it.

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-phot ... KMBg-11-60

Description of similar photo is  "white vented myna or starlings"..  Thailand

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