Monday, August 25, 2008

HELP WITH I.D. FROM ARIZONA

Unidentified - Box Canyon Rd, AZ
Female Black-headed Grosbeak would be my guess. Maybe female Blue though. Maybe something else entirely also.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Red-shouldered hawk, southwestern plumage; much smaller subspecies.

bws

e2 said...

I thought you were serious for a minute. Very funny bws!

Anonymous said...

bws is serious. We discussed it. Look in the "Hawks from every angle" book and you'll see. RAS

Anonymous said...

Okay...it's a western spindalis. Actually, I'm thinking it's a western tanager...looks like a very recently fledged bird regardless (that yellow near the mouth looks like the 'gape'). Don't see any real head pattern or thick bill to make it a grosbeak. Hard to tell though...it's fuzzy.