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Bird Identification: CLOSED: ID - maybe a phoebe or similar

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DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #4911640

I saw this bird (the one on the left) in the tree with papa bluebird this afternoon.

They eyed each other somewhat warily. I thought at first it was the phoebe who has built a nest by my door, but this bird's color is much darker than the phoebe, and the breast is more starkly white. The phoebe is more brownish and buff in comparison. I thought it might be the male but my book doesn't seem to discern between the phoebe genders in that way.

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DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #4911644

Here he is by himself.

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DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #4911649

And one more.

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DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #4911656

One other note - it doesn't wag its tail like the female nest-building phoebe does!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2008
9:00 AM

Post #4913154

Eastern Kingbird

Resin
DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2008
1:05 PM

Post #4913598

Super! Thanks Resin - that's another new one for me.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2008
6:26 PM

Post #4914855

That's cool, my Mom just saw one yesterday too!
DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #4914868

I like it - it's a fairly distinctive bird now that I know what it is, especially by those white tail feather tips. I will know it when I see it again now. I like that "feature" about a bird - being able to recognize it again!
Claire

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