[Tweeters] "Yellow-Bellied Tit" hybrid at Kah Tai Lagoon
dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 04:58:15 PDT 2022
Could the breast feathers be temporarily covered in yellowish pollen?
Note the similar colors for the pollen on vegetation around it.
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> On Mar 19, 2022, at 11:22 PM, Garrett Haynes <garrettwhaynes at me.com> wrote:
> Hello Tweeters,
> I am wondering what people think about the bird reported as a "yellow-bellied tit" at Kah Tai Lagoon on March 13th. The birder posits that it may be a hybrid chestnut-backed chickadee x yellow-bellied tit due to its having the normal chestnut-backed chickadee features in addition to having a yellow belly. I have no idea about the possibility of a hybrid like this occurring, sounds highly unlikely to me seeing as yellow-bellied tits are in Asia, but I am wondering what explanation there may be for this bird having such a yellow belly?
> Here is the link to the eBird report:
> Garrett Haynes
> Auburn, WA
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