Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:38 AM
Swamp_Sparrow_9353o by Grandpa577, on Flickr
Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:40 AM
Michigan List: 278
Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:59 AM
Cowboy Bean is coming this way!
He's sharp as needle and bright as a dollar,
Wear No. 3 shoe and a 16 collar.
He's full of vim and he's full of vigor,
fast on the draw, and quick on the trigger.
So all you bandits and thieves take warning
Or you'll be in a hospital bed by morning!
And the doc'll give you kind of a shake,
And he'll hear the rattle that the bullets make,
And he'll shake his head and he'll say "oh my"
I can't cure this and I ain't gunna try!
For Two-Gun-Freddy has plugged this guy!
Life List: 307: Sedge Wren
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:02 AM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:27 AM
Agree with Swamp. They can have yellow lores, or at least that's what I've learned over the course of my Whatbirding.
All of the Swamp's that I've seen close-up here in New Hampshire all had yellow lores. Location thing maybe?
Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:37 AM
Interesting. Sibley, Beadle and Rising, Petersen, Crossley, and All About Birds omit this fact, although I just found at Birds of North America a reference to Dwight, Jr., J (1900) who mentions the yellow or buff line above the lores.
Yes, really odd to find such a noticeable characteristic missing from so many guides! "Someone" should look thru the yellow-lored swampie pics posted here to see if there is any geographical coincidence...
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