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Northern Flicker (intergrade) (Colaptes auratus luteus x cafer) (1) - Reported Jul 02, 2019 by Erik Hovmiller - NE 23rd and Siskiyou, Multnomah, Oregon - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.5449627,-122.6421189&ll=45.5449627,-122.6421189 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57870419 - Comments: "Flew into a Japanese Snowbell in my front yard where I have a suet feeder. Red-shafted Flickers come to feed here regularly. It perched briefly but flew away without eating. The red malar was obvious. The red nape was fairly obvious and had a crescent--or flat "V" shape to it. As it flew away, underwing colors seemed mixed, not all orange as usual, yet not clearly yellow either. Wing color was not visible when perched."
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) - Reported Jun 29, 2019 06:15 by Mark Gonzalez - Fish Lake BBS -- Stop 17, Harney, Oregon - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8453015,-118.8856471&ll=42.8453015,-118.8856471 - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57858169 - Comments: "Rare filter: Initially heard. Rising 'meow' or cat call. Visual obtained. Only similar bird would be female Brewer's Blackbird, except this bird had all gray body with dark cap on head and dark, very long tail. Bill thinner than Brewer's Blackbird. Did not have angle to see undertail coverts, but didn't need to see with the looks of the rest of the gray body. Much familiarity with this bird as it was a yard bird in my 10-year residence in North Dakota and 10-year residence in Colorado."