Another bird...

Discussion in 'Gardening for Backyard Biodiversity in Canada' started by pmurphy, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. pmurphy

    pmurphy Contributor

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    Here is another newcomer to my waterfall...any thoughts as to the identity?
     

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I do not expect that this could be a Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus), which I used to see a lot on Kaua'i, but it looks just like it to me. It reminded me of Hawai'i anyway - that was nice.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thank you, care to try for another?
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Think that one's a juvenile White-crowned Sparrow, just starting to develop its namesake white crown.
     
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    I'm not sure about that one. I've attached an image of an adult and the plumage on the wings looks too different/wrong...
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Certainly a new world sparrow of some sort; difficult to see what else it could be!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @pmurphy good morning P, I have to agree with Michael F in the ID.
    White-crowned Sparrow. Looks like a youngster.
     
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    WOW, you got a pretty bird on your waterfall. they looks pretty
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Not that we need another ID but my bird-expert friend/neighbour says:

    The bird is a White-crowned Sparrow.

    You have to be careful with these guys as they do not all have white striped heads. The one in your picture is mature but the young have light brown stripes and I think they do not get the white stripes until next year.

    I think we should see more around now.
     
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