Need help identifying a bird spotted in Vermont

by Don Allard
(Albany NY USA)

Saw a dark gray bird with white oval breast coloring 4 to 5 inches long that sang a distinctive tick, tick, tick, tick, tick while hiking in a remote area of the Takonick Mtn range near Manchester Ctr VT on an unused trail north of Mt Equinox. 2 of these birds were together 10 to 15 ft in trees as we passed through on hiking trail. Can anyone help me identify?

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Jul 27, 2010
Another possibility
by: Rich Wolfert

While there are Mockingbirds in and around Manchester Center, they are not usually described as dark gray. And size can be confusing as well. How about Dark-eyed Juncos? Small pinkish bills, and the call may have been more in line with them.

Jul 26, 2010
identification of birds
by: Anonymous

Sounds to me from the markings that you may possibly have some mockingbirds in this area.

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