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  1. Fantastic shot. Posted 6 days ago
    1. Thanks for the look! Posted 3 days ago
  2. Beautiful photo, but to be honest, it looks more like a Chestnut-backed chickadee (Poecile rufescens) to me. Posted 6 days ago
    1. Agreed! Posted 6 days ago
      1. Changed the ID, thanks for being sharp, both!

        Note that if you're convinced, you're very much encouraged and invited to directly change the ID, with a supplemental comment to explain. Identification is a group process.
        Posted 6 days ago
        1. I can't speak for Barry, but I think I've already told you that I prefer to leave a comment and let the photographer change the ID themselves. I remember one time Natalia jumped down my throat for changing the ID and then editing the title of her photo to reflect the correct species name... Posted 5 days ago
          1. You have a fair point here. Last week another conflict took place based on such misunderstanding.

            Clearly, the way the system is designed (like a Wiki) is not how people actually behave or feel. So either I must make it more clear or adjust the system.

            Your approach, which is very kind and considerate, leaves the problem that the photo owner may never respond. That's why I prefer direct correction, with a comment.

            Anyway, respect your approach, it's not wrong, so no worries.
            Posted 5 days ago
            1. That's true of course. I do try to make a note and revisit photos I commented on a while later to see if the ID got changed :) Posted 4 days ago
              1. Well, I usually mention it first, then I wait a week or two and if they haven't reacted or changed, then I make the change myself. I just think it is more respectful to offer the person the chance to correct their own pictures. Posted 3 days ago
    2. Appreciate the correction
      Posted 3 days ago
      1. Happy to help - I have had a number of my IDs corrected here - it is one of the great things about Jungle Dragon that it is always done in a spirit of helpfulness and respect. Posted 3 days ago

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The chestnut-backed chickadee is a small passerine bird in the tit family, Paridae.

It is found in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and western Canada, from southern Alaska to southwestern California. It is a permanent resident within its range, with some seasonal movements as feeding flocks move short distances in search of food. They usually move to lower elevations in the same area upon onset of winter and move back up to higher elevations in late summer.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Jun 29, 2020. Captured Apr 10, 2018 00:47.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/5.6
  • 10/8000s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm