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ramanth
09-02-2010, 08:46 AM
Found a songbird on the sidewalk outside of work this morning.

I think she hit the window and stunned herself. She flapped her wings a bit and gripped my fingers when I scooted her onto my hand.

I moved her under a nearby tree so she wouldn't get stepped on.

Any idea of the type of bird?

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IMG_1077 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramanth/4950709509/) by ramanth (http://www.flickr.com/people/ramanth/), on Flickr

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I've been searching whatbird.com and the closest match I can get is a Yellow-throated Vireo.

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/575/_/Yellow-throated_Vireo.aspx

Catherinedana
09-02-2010, 09:38 AM
Possibly a pine warbler. Google pine warbler images and take a look. I think the vireo is more brightly colored.

Freedom
09-02-2010, 09:39 AM
Looks like, yes.

Good for you, moving her (him?). Nice photos, but you can see she isn't feeling too well in that first one. Hope she recovers!

ramanth
09-02-2010, 09:39 AM
Just wanted to update that the songbird is okay.

When I went out again to check since we have some heavy rain moving in, I found a coworker watching over her.

He suggested we move her to a nearby bush to get her to higher ground. When he went to scoop her up, she fluttered, warbled at us and flew up into the tree. :love: :D

And she does look like a Pine Warbler! :)

Husky_mom
09-02-2010, 09:40 AM
this site is cool.. but not sure how much help would it be as itīs UK based.. I saw a few birds similar in shape/color.. so who knows.. lol

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdidentifier/

either that or a pine warbler...

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birding/pine-warbler/

you can look here and correct any info I put in..;)
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birding/backyard-bird-identifier/