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Rare ‘dinky’ bird migrates to US for first time

by Pat Coate | January 10, 2009
"It's thrilling because it's a first U.S. record."
- Wes Biggs, birder

Choke Canyon, Texas, USA - Birders with binoculars and cameras are flocking to a remote state park in search of a small yellow-chested bird that apparently crossed the U.S. border for the first time from its high-mountain habitat to the south.

At 5 inches with beige and yellow markings, the pine flycatcher doesn't look like much, but its unprecedented migration from Mexico and Guatemala is exciting birders all over the country.

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