Date: 11/14/18 10:24 pm
From: Rbakelaar (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Martin specimen
All,
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> What an interesting specimen.......Appears to be too small for a Purple by almost 1 inch on average, assuming that the bird is about 7 inches based on the ruler in the photos. Plumage appears inconsistent as well. Could it be a Caribbean? White underparts with undertail coverts that extend to the central retrices? Doesn't appear to be Brown-chested or Southern Martin. I suppose Gray-breasted or Cuban might also be possibilities?
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> Interested on what the group's collective opinions are on this bird.
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> Ryan
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> Ryan Bakelaar
> Durham, NC

 
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