Bird Observer: The Birding Journal for New England

Bird Observer

The Birding Journal for New England

August 2015

Vol. 43, No. 4

At a Glance: June 2015 Revealed

Wayne R. Petersen


by Stephanie Ellis

This month’s puzzler offers a combination of challenges, due mainly to extreme lighting conditions, more obvious in the online colored version of the photo than in this black and white mystery bird. To identify this seemingly ambiguous bird, try to imagine the image as being simply solid gray or black. Try to ignore the dark wing- linings, dark cap, and whitish or pale undertail coverts.

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