ID help please

by bp
(kent,wa, usa)


backyard in kent, wa area.


Comment:
Possibly a baby Stellar Jay?

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Jan 12, 2013
unusual Band-tail NEW
by: Richard/Gallup, NM

I enjoyed your photograph very much and it led me on a wild-goose chase to only confirm my original ID. Your bird is the band-tailed pigeon [Patagioenas fasciata]. It is the only pigeon, as best that I can determine, with a black-tipped yellow bill, even within its own genus. It does range in the Kent, Washington area, and it does prefer coniferous trees, in this case one of the cedars of your area. What threw me was the lighting, because this bird also has maroon tint on the head which doesn't show in this photo. Other noteworthy field marks include reddish eyes, a white nape bar around the back of the neck, and metallic green neck patches on each side of the neck, and most importantly, a wide dark tail band. If I had seen this bird in the wild, I probably would have watched it for a long long time to confirm it was not a pigeon from unheard of parts of the world!!

Sep 06, 2012
not a stellar jay
by: Anonymous

It's a band tailed pigeon.

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