My pictures aren't the best, sorry, but I have seen this bird for the past few days. I have never seen one of these before. It comes by in the mornings, sits on the plant stand and dives for bugs. It has a white throat, then has a pale green chest, all the way to the tip of the tail. It has a long slender beak. It is a soft brown on the back. It is slightly bigger than a finch, and much bigger than a sparrow. Thanks for any info you can give.
Edited to add picture, had a senior moment.This message has been edited. Last edited by: NC HillBilly,
great crested flycatcher....??
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Toots, thank you for a reply and the link to the picture. They do look similar.
PattyoThis message has been edited. Last edited by: NC HillBilly,
Great Crested Flycatcher is my guess also. That beak sure looks like a GC beak.
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I agree and it looks a lot like the one I was trying to ID over on Natural Yard...FFG!
I think we have figured out my one bird too! But on mine the belly was definately yellow...so maybe juvies without all their color yet???
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Thank you ladies! It is most definitely a great crested flycatcher. I Googled it and it told how to build bird houses for it, so next year I will have houses out and hope they come back. It is too late to start building the houses. It is a lovely bird. And they mostly live in hollow trees, and we have lots of wood pecker holes around here, but they will nest in a house if you let it swing from a piece of wire.
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