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#1 John Shauger

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:35 PM

AZ just SE of Phoenix at Gilbert Water Ranch in early Sept.

This is a Peach-faced (or Rose-faced) Lovebird. Agapornis roseicollis. Small wild flock. Native to subdeserts of Namibia to north Cape Province Africa.

QUESTION: This bird is in Clements list & Sibley's book - but should I count it in my photo life list? All ideas are welcome.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:37 PM

Definattly a yes

Life list = 279 as of 2/25/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose & Canvasback are the latest

 

2014 bird count = 101 as of 2/25/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose & Canvasback are the latest

 

Gwinnett County 2014 bird count = 78 as of 2/18/2014 Northern Pintail is the latest

 

2013 bird count was 204 for the year

 

photo list= 178 as of 2/3/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose is the latest

 

 

 

 


#3 Liam

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:42 PM

Depends on whether or not you follow the ABA checklist. This species isn't included on the list, so if you follow the ABA's checklist, it wouldn't be considered.

Personally, I would count it. It's an introduced species, but it has a stable population living in the wild. Same principle as starlings and House Sparrows.

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#4 John Shauger

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

Thanks again. I will count it. When I started I decided to follow Clements list & my "gut feeling". Both said YES!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

you havn't posted your new updated bird count yet?????

Life list = 279 as of 2/25/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose & Canvasback are the latest

 

2014 bird count = 101 as of 2/25/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose & Canvasback are the latest

 

Gwinnett County 2014 bird count = 78 as of 2/18/2014 Northern Pintail is the latest

 

2013 bird count was 204 for the year

 

photo list= 178 as of 2/3/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose is the latest

 

 

 

 


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:37 PM

This is bird I've added to MY lifelist, although officially it is not countable by ABA guidelines. Rosy-faced Lovebirds are firmly established in the Phoenix area. Probably only a matter of time until they are officially recognized like other introduced species have been.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

Hike your own hike...I mean bird your own bird...do what makes you happy! I would personally count it.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

my fealings exactly, If they dont count than the english sparrow, euration dove, pheasent and quite a few others will have to go as well

Life list = 279 as of 2/25/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose & Canvasback are the latest

 

2014 bird count = 101 as of 2/25/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose & Canvasback are the latest

 

Gwinnett County 2014 bird count = 78 as of 2/18/2014 Northern Pintail is the latest

 

2013 bird count was 204 for the year

 

photo list= 178 as of 2/3/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose is the latest

 

 

 

 





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