Thursday, May 7, 2009

Can You ID This Bird?

This fine bird was netted on April 30th. Two clues, the pictures show (1) remarkable crown feathers and (2) shape of outer primariy feather tips; one hint, the only previous example of this species banded at the station was captured in 2006. So it is not a kinglet!! Answer will follow.

1 comment:

caveMaN said...

I've been trying to figure out what type of bird that is. The only one I can come up with is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, which you already said it isn't. Maybe a variant Red-winged Blackbird or an American Redstart? Color me stumped-