HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
And here, to make everyone feel great, is just what you wanted for New Year - an ID challenge!! See if you can identify the bird in this photo without looking at the few clues below:
Clue 1: I am a common Nearctic (North American) passerine,
Clue 2: This photo is seasonally inappropriate,
Clue 3: Once lumped but maybe soon to be re-split.
Happy New Year!!