Date: 1/10/21 4:44 pm
From: Lisa Myers <lisa...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Possible Western Kingbird at Geng Road
Taking a few Birding classes is a great way to learn how to ID the birds too, but all the various venues are on hiatus until Covid is under control.

Lisa Myers
Los Gatos Birdwatcher/Let’s Go Birding
> On Jan 10, 2021, at 1:30 PM, Brooke Miller via groups.io <idbirds...> wrote:
>
> Luca,
>
> Tropical Kingbird has a long, thick bill, and the yellow on its underside is brighter and goes further up the breast. In wintertime here, seeing a Western Kingbird would be much more unlikely than finding a Tropical Kingbird. I believe this is because Western Kingbirds spend our wintertime further south in the southern hemisphere, whereas Tropicals can be found year around in parts of Mexico. I think in the last few to several years we have had one to two Tropical Kingbirds found in winter in and around that area of Palo Alto.
>
> You can find much more information from bird field guides, or online at allaboutbirds.org.
>
> Congratulations on your 100th bird!
>
> Brooke Miller
>
>> On Jan 10, 2021, at 1:02 PM, Luca <luucaa...> wrote:
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>> Thanks, your help for the ID is much appreciated! How does one tell Western from Tropical?
>>
>> It's kind of fun that my bird #100 happens to be a rare bird.
>>
>> Luca
>>
>>> On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 12:58 PM Brooke Miller <idbirds...> wrote:
>>> Luca,
>>>
>>> That is a Tropical Kingbird that has been in the area for a while now (over a month, at least). Now that you have subscribed to South Bay Birds, you will be able to follow what birds people are seeings where. Welcome!
>>>
>>> Brooke Miller
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Jan 10, 2021, at 12:52 PM, Luca <luucaa...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I saw what might be a Western Kingbird at Geng Road today, at 11:23am, on a tree next to the bathrooms. I include here some photos. I am a beginner birder (this would be my bird #100!), so I am not certain of the identification.
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>>
>>>> Luca
>>>>
>>>> <2021-01-10_11-15-18_P1100096.jpg>
>>>> <2021-01-10_11-24-03_P1100111.jpg>
>>>> <2021-01-10_11-24-02_P1100110.jpg>
>>>> <2021-01-10_11-15-32_P1100099.jpg>
>>>> <2021-01-10_11-15-32_P1100098.jpg>
>>>
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