Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:38 AM
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:40 AM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:59 AM
Life List 305: Rufous Hummingbird and Bonaparte's Gull
Rocky Mountain/West Road Trip http://www.whatbird....0669-west-trip/
Calvin: Isn't it weird how scientists can imagine all the matter of the universe exploding out of a dot smaller than the head of a pin, but they can't come up with a more evocative name for it than "The Big Bang". That's the problem with science, you've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe thins of unimaginable wonder.
Hobbes: What would you call creation of the universe?
Calvin: The "HORRENDOUS SPACE KABLOOIE".
Hobbes: We should lobby to change that.
Calvin: And I think Tyrannosaur should be changed to "Monstrous Killer Death Lizard".
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...
Trip report: Birding in Michigan's Upper Peninsula http://www.whatbird....pper-peninsula/
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