Ken certainly found an interesting bird. I assume he heard no vocalizations or he would have mentioned it. Any pictures from the side showing wing bars? When I've seen likely easterns and westerns in close proximity in Central American, it seems that easterns have two fairly equally weighted wing bars while westerns tend to show one wing bar as being more prominent. None of these physical cues (amount of dark/light on lower mandible, or prominence of wing bars) is as definitive (I think -- ha ha) as their vocalization, but they can help point in a particular direction.
Neat bird for sure. Thanks for reporting it. Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 11:50 AM Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes < c...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > > > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --