This month’s quiz bird is badly lit, which might cause us some problems identifying it. It looks like a relatively small bird. That is, it’s certainly not something as big as an eagle or pelican, not even as big as a Red-tailed Hawk – it just lacks the “presence” of such a beast. The bill looks small and the primary projection looks long. The underparts are streaked, and it seems to have some sort of pale stripe on the face, and, oddly, it seems to be below the eye. That pale stripe is one of the two aspects of this species that is rare in ABA-Area passerine birds. In fact, only one other ABA-Area species shares it, and that species is a congener.