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November 16, 2014 - Resaca de la Palma SP

This female Carpodacus finch showed up at the feeder area; I presumed Purple, but I was advised not to rule out Cassin's.  The strong facial contrast certainly suggested Purple, but the more pointed bill, the presence of an eyering, and finer breast streaking that appears to go all the way to the undertail coverts suggest Cassin's.  I've included a compilation of comments below, leaving out names on purpose!

 

       

 

   

In favor of Cassin's:

In favor of Purple:

Those erring on the side of caution:

 

Now for the rest of the morning's pictures...

 

"Ebony Resaca" from the tram road (in fog)

 

Dew-drenched spiderweb

 

Presumed Dot-lined Angle Moth

 

Another foggy resaca

 

Not sure if this is just another Dot-winged Angle, but it might be...

 

   

White-tailed Kite through the haze

 

   

Mystery Moths

 

Painted Lady

 

   

Orange-barred Sulphur, one of Resaca's signature butterflies!  (Female left, male right)

 

Photo op...

 

Worn Mimosa Skipper

 

   

Boisduval's Yellow, another specialty (kinda wrinkled on the right...)

 

A Great Kiskadee thinks about pouncing...

 

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

 

A rare look at the dorsal side of this Silver-banded Hairstreak

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