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What's this bird?

 
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Aug 19, 2013 20:52 |  #1

I took this photo yesterday but couldn't identify the bird..
Does anyone know what it's called?



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Aug 19, 2013 21:01 |  #2

Black-headed Grosbeak. Excellent capture.


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Aug 19, 2013 21:28 as a reply to  @ 2n10's post |  #3

Thank you sir!


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Aug 20, 2013 01:06 |  #4

This is not a Black-headed Grosbeak. The eye is red, the beak is not the same, and the black head pattern is totally different from a BHGB. This is an oriole in the family icteridae (orioles and blackbirds). The closest thing I can think is a Baltimore Oriole. However, Baltimore Orioles do not have red eyes. So you either chopshopped the eye, or it is an old world oriole that I do not know about.

Location of the picture and time of year are very critical when IDing a bird. Location is very, very important for the orioles. I noticed that you are from Saudi Arabia, if this was where it was photographed, it would really help the search. I also noticed that this bird is banded. If it was photographed in an enclosure, it would help if you told us which one.


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Aug 20, 2013 07:10 as a reply to  @ Evan's post |  #5

That's why I gave up on learning how to identify birds.. :p

This was actually shot at Central Park Zoo, NYC


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Aug 20, 2013 18:33 |  #6

It's not a Grosbeck or an Oriole. Like Even said the eye color and beak are different. It looks like a species from the Weaver family and it's not a native bird to the US.
Seeing now that it was taken at a zoo, I'd guess that it is probably a Village Weaver.


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Aug 20, 2013 19:18 |  #7

Nice ID, Brad.

Time to catch up on African weavers :D


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