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Bird Identification: Not Phoebe?

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pollengarden

pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 6, 2013
7:54 AM

Post #9722506

Unusually cold here, temps -10 below to +15F. Temps were about 10F when these were taken. At first glance I thought this was a Says Phoebe that didn't migrate. After I looked at the photos, I wasn't sure.
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2nd photo is cropped only, light & color haven't been retouched.
3rd photo is with sparrows and Juncos for size comparison.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2013
9:12 AM

Post #9722563

Canyon Towhee

Resin

pollengarden

pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 6, 2013
10:29 AM

Post #9722644

Thank you. It turns out that they are found year-round here. Now I wonder how many of my summer Phoebes were Towhees. Here where the High Desert meets the High Prairie, a lot of our birds are dust-colored.

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