February 2018 Photo Quiz

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We don’t have lot of plumage pattern to hang an ID on in this drab bird. All that we can see of the body plumage is unrelieved grayish-brown, or brownish-gray. The lack of wing pattern also provides little in the way of clues: no wing bars, no ulnar bar, no distinct patch of pale coverts. The wings are darker than the body plumage. Apparently. But, hey, at least the lack of wing bars means that it’s not an Empidonax flycatcher! Nope, there is so little in the way of plumage coloration patterns that, heaven forfend, we are going to have to use structural cues to get to this bird’s ID.

Please submit the correct Common or English name exactly as it appears in the ABA Checklist.

What species is this?