What is this bird?

by JW
(Kingston, ONtario)

Not so much as great bird story but a bird question. Saw a bird yesterday that I didn't recognize in a pine tree. It was the size of a robin but with a sleeker body. Very dark brown head with black streaks, the same covering the back but the belly was a slightly dull reddy/orange. It wasn't a rose breasted grosbeak. It had quite a pretty song, which is what attracted my attention. Any ideas?

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Apr 25, 2013
whats this bird NEW
by: el diablo

hola I think maybe your mystery bird could be a Redstart I had one out here in spain back end of last year and confused me as well and I searched around all my bird info then my amigo just in passing mentioned redstart and it all fell in place prob.solved hope this helps you in your quest hasta luago ATB From sunny spain EL DIABLO Adios

Dec 27, 2012
Baby robin?
by: Louise

Might have been a baby robin? They look very different when young? Just a thought.....

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