[CT Birds] Mystery bird photo

Christopher Lovell ctlovell at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 09:54:10 EST 2010


Leucistic robin? Robin sized, dark coloring on portions of head, tail,  
wings, orange speckling/flecks on breast.

Picture is pretty washed out and I don't have the means to play with  
it here in my ambulance in Downtown Bridgeport.

Chris
Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 19, 2010, at 8:26, Brian Webster <b.webster at hotmail.com> wrote:

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> I don't know why, but I see a Titmouse.  Not as big as a robin,  
> obviously.... but your description fits.  Especially the orange  
> flanks.  They have a black tuft on their head, dark and long tail.
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> -Brian Webster-
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>> Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:01:50 -0800
>> From: voros at sbcglobal.net
>> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Mystery bird photo
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>> OK, so the bird came back and I took a photo with my blackberry.   
>> It's a terrible photo compounded by the fact our glass is gold  
>> tinted.
>> http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2899/whitea.jpg
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>> Defniitely not a mockingbird. I saw it flying and there were no  
>> wing bars.  Im not ruling out Shrike but definitely couldnt see the  
>> beak from where I was standing.
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>> The tail was long and dark with a slight split at the end.   The  
>> rest of the bird was mostly white with some streaking on the head  
>> and someone said they saw some orangish on its belly but I did  
>> not.  The bird was definitely the same size as the robin.
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>> maybe someone else can make sense of the horrible photo.
>> Thanks!
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