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#1 ColoTomo

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:45 PM

Only clue is Colorado, July 3, 2011

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#2 mtdavid

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:32 PM

Lark Bunting?


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:01 PM

I think that Lark Bunting is a good guess.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

Okay, I'll give another hint.  Not a lark bunting, and it's very young

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:24 AM

Young Savannah Sparrow? A young Lark Sparrow? This is the one that I think fits best... young Grasshopper Sparrow? 

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:11 AM

maybe vesper sparrow

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:27 AM

Hmmm.... I'm looking through my bird guides and don't see that close a match. This may have been too hard, probably because of how recently this bird had fledged... Last hint, it's one of the Longspurs

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:44 PM

Wow! I thought about it being one but I just did not say. Should have said something. Okay maybe a Lapland Longspur? I think that is the best match.



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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

Is it a Chestnut-collared Longspur?


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:48 AM

Hello.

 

To me do doubt thi is a HY Chestnut Collored Longspur

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

You know, on second thought, by range it should be a McCown's Longspur.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:59 AM

Welcome to Whatbird! Have a few other people located in Mexico. That would be such a cool environment to bird in. 

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:56 PM

Unless a Chestnut-collared Longspur did its impression of a Brown-headed Cowbird and dropped an egg into the nest of another species, this was indeed a McCown's Longspur.  I never would have guessed what it was had I seen it out on its own, but it was being tended to by very obvious adult McCown's Longspurs.  It was in the middle of a flock of about a dozen of them.  For the record, we did see Chestnut-collared Longspurs several miles away from this location, but the BH Cowbird hypothesis was more of an LOL

Congratulations to Jenny81 for the right answer ! 

And also welcome to  Eric Antonio Martinez who was kind enough to "waste" his very first post on my impossible bird quiz Big Smile



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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:30 AM

Dear Tom

 

Thank you so much, looking forward to see your future quiz.

 

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