Checklist S54833729

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Owner Rosemarie Richardson

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  • 2
  • 1.31 mi

Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.9

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: Light blue overall with two white wing bars. Black bill. Overall impression is a mountain bluebird with white wing bars. Very faint traces of honey-colored scapulars, otherwise pale blue overall with darker wings and paler belly. No distinct demarcation between throat and breast as in pure LAZB. Paler overall than a pure indigo bunting, and the presence of white wing bars rules out that species.

    The compelling reason to call this a blue-gray tanager is the tanager-like bill, not a bunting-like bill.

    The bird was fairly approachable and gave excellent views for at least five minutes. It was exploring eaves, water dishes, and particularly a truck mirror where it gave agitated calls.

    Precise location is Sycamore grove parking area across from Wente Winery, perched in and around the restrooms.

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