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extract webpage icon

In 2004 this question came up and was answered by  DavidBirch2dotCom  by referencing Favicon.ico
There are some sites that I can extract the Icon from a webpage using favicon.ico

However there are  sites when I use favicon.ico it gives me an error that the file is not available.

Yet the icon shows up  in the tab of the web page.
I have copied webpages but the icon does not show up.
Is there a way to click/extract and save the icon that does appear?
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Probably so, but we would need you to post the URL of a site or two that demonstrate the issue.  Once we have that we can test some ideas.
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I've seen both of these types of tags used.  It's not clear to me that the file name needs to be favicon.ico, but I believe that the browser will look for that file name if the tags are not used.
<link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

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I also believe that the browser will cache the icon file, perhaps for a long time.  Anyway, once we see a site or two that demonstrates the behavior, we can try to locate the icons for you.
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Randy,
  Thanks worked great

This one has it but saves as a blank
http://www.fitbit.com/favicon.ico.

Just curious
Don
If you want to post  a new question about the Fitbit icon, I'll be glad to show you how to get it.
New question regarding blank icon is posted