Brenda Wright & George Steele
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
10/7/2017 10:28:00 AM
10/7/2017 10:38:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):
Near Snyder's Pond
County farm yard
binocs, Swarovski 8 by 32 and 10 by 42
50 to 100 feet
Description of the Bird
Flying about catching insects. We heard no calls. The bird had a flycatcher bill, medium in length and dark in color. The chest was streaked and pink but the belly was bright red. The throat was white. The back was dark gray, tail long and also dark. Overall the bird was medium size for a flycatcher, smaller than a kingbird but larger than an Empid.
Similar Species Discussion
No flycatcher is red expect Vermilion in our area. Cardinals, Summer Tanager, Hepatic Tanager, House and Cassin's Finches and Pine Grosbeaks are red but their bills eliminate all of them. House Finches are about the right size but all the other redbirds are too large for our flycatcher.
We know this bird very well and did check out a little info from our library of most current field guides.
We know all the North American red birds. We lived in Mexico for four winters and have visited nearly every county in Central and South American birding.
Review of photos
Date Documentation Submitted
10/18/2017 2:53:00 PM
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