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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Little Lemon-Chiffon Breasted Birdie in Comal County Texas

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Geronimo, TX

September 25, 2013
6:22 PM

Post #9670271

Spotted this little lemon-chiffon beauty along a cliff overlooking the Guadalupe River in Comal County (near Spring Branch), Texas. There was only this one, and I did not notice him vocalizing.

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Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 25, 2013
6:58 PM

Post #9670313

Eastern Phoebe
Geronimo, TX

September 25, 2013
7:25 PM

Post #9670338

He sat very still while on the branch, and stayed on the branch for a long time. He flew off once and went out of sight near the cliff. (Nothing remarkable about the way he flew.) He returned after a short time, and sat on the same tree, different branch. In all I probably watched him for 20-30 minutes. He didn't fidget and didn't move his tail.

All of the Eastern Phoebe descriptions I found mentioned tail bobbing.


Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2013
6:41 AM

Post #9670570

I agree with Eastern Phoebe. We've had some here who do not bob their tails. The lack of an eyering, faded wingbars rule out other flycatchers. Juveniles will show a yellow-ish belly and the adults will in the fall.
Geronimo, TX

September 26, 2013
7:17 AM

Post #9670607

Thank you both - DonnaB and Chillybean. I appreciate you sharing your expertise.

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