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    lol

    good one

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    oh by the way, there is no such bird. intensivly pouring trough several referances and guides a week on Us. birds
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    Quote[/b] ] am not a "Birder" and I took this photo of a bird in my back yard only because it is so colorful. I see a few every winter and just assumed that they are a common Baltimore Oriole. I sent the pic to a friend of mine who is an avid bird watcher and he identified it as a Lichtenstien's Oriole which is very rare and is know to exist only around Brownsville, Texas. He claims they have never been spotted outside their small home range and is all excited that they migrate to Fort Lauderdale every winter. What can I say...we got great weather down here.
    Can anyone confirm that his identification is correct?
    oh by the way, there is no such bird. intensivly pouring trough several referances and guides a week on Us. birds, i notend every rare species, and there is NO bird found exlusivly around brownsvill, texas. The Only orile with a really restricted range is the introduced spotted Oriole (or spott-breasted) in southern florids, a rather similar bird to the Altamira Orile. The most restricted range birds in northamerica are Kirtland's warbler in mishigan, Golden-cheeked warbler in texas, the Rosy finches of the rockies, amd The islamd jay.... that i forget the name of. Around St. Louis exlusivly is the eurasian tree sparrow, a very lose vut peacfull reletive of the houseparrow, the skylark on vancoover island, crested mynah, and a few other introductions
    that makes no logic

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    Well, it sure doesn't look like the Baltimore Orioles we see up here, if that helps any
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    It's almost certainly the Spot-breasted Oriole, Icterus pectoralis ?

    This Mexican and Central American species is introduced and established in Southern Florida. The extensive white on the primaries (flight feathers to non birders) fits Spot-breasted more than any of the native US Oriole species, as does the location. It would be nice to see a good photogragh of the breast, there's a hint of spotting, but it's not that clear in your photo.

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    spotted- spot breasted, the basic way to tell the very similar species apart are thes potts on the breast and the white edges, wich, by the way, both species have. Because we cant see that, id been telling em apart by ranges. Lauderdales in florida? LOL i was the one messed up. I tought it was in texas.
    that makes no logic

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    Thanks for all of the opinions guys. I have forwarded this thread to my friend and will let him sort it out since he is the "birder", not me.

    By the way...since we have such nice weather down here, I am going to offer my back yard, free of charge, to Sports Illustrated to shoot their 2006 Swimsuit issue. Am I a nice guy or what? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    i too am, a 'birder' and am quite good at what i do, iv meomorzed the id aspects for the species around here, but not elsewhere
    that makes no logic

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    My only guess is the Lichenstens(sp.) oriole is a subspecies of sorts?
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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