25-B-2017 Indigo Bunting
FIRST ROUND VOTING:
Description falls short of being conclusive.
Photo and description confirm the identification
Glad to see the final line of the report, which led to a treasure trove of online photos.
Described well - and multiple photos in eBird show a pure-looking male INBU
I'm convinced that this was a male Indigo Bunting.
The bird being described as all blue doesn't quite eliminate all similar species. Also, is this the area where the hybrid bird had been seen? I'm not sure a hybrid can be eliminated by this report.
While this report is very limited in detail, there is enough there including comparison to Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) to accept in this round.
SECOND ROUND VOTING:
I hadn’t paid attention to the eBird report reference until mentioned in committee member notes. Was pretty sure based on the description in the report, but the photos associated with those reports (with reference to observer specifically) are diagnostic.
I'm going to vote again to accept this record, totally on the strength of the photos of the bird.
Numerous photos in eBird seem to support a pure male Indigo Bunting (it would be nice if that documentation, some of it, were captured and incorporated into this record). There is some white on the bird's underparts, but also brownish wings, consistent with a second year individual.
Photos in eBird database support the identification of Indigo Bunting.
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No change from round 1 vote
I am staying with my first round vote