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#1 Grandpa577

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:38 AM

Taken today at Jones Beach, NY. Feel confident it is a Swamp Sparrow. Confused about the yellow lores.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:40 AM

Agree with Swamp. They can have yellow lores, or at least that's what I've learned over the course of my Whatbirding.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:59 AM

Swamp it is

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!

Yipp-I-day!

For Two-Gun-Freddy has plugged this guy!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:02 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.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:08 AM

agree with Swamp

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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?

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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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