05-20-2012, 11:11 AM
Sorry for the very poor picture quality. The id of this bird eludes me completely. Picture was taken 7 years ago east of Jasper Alberta, July 18th. Could be a juvenile. I just can't put the whitish head stripe and the rusty breast/throat on any one kind of bird.
Any suggestions much appreciated!
05-20-2012, 11:29 AM
Hi Thomas. This is a Varied Thrush. I'm not sure if it is a juv or an adult female though.
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05-20-2012, 12:00 PM
Based on Sibley it looks like a male, perhaps a young one moulting into adult plumage (almost there?). A female or real young one would have much less distinct head markings.
05-20-2012, 12:13 PM
Thank you, Dan and John! I was thrown off by the colour of the head marking. According to Sibley's it is quite orange which doesn't really show like that in the picture.