Checklist S35485806

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Owner Thane Pratt

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  • 1 km

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Comments: This Aleutian Cackling Goose (B. h. leucopareia) was not on the Volcano Golf Course but could be viewed from the eastern-most putting green. It was in the pasture next-door hanging out with five Nene. It had been seen at this location a few weeks earlier, as reported on eBird.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
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  2. Number observed: 12
  3. Number observed: 40

    Comments: Number estimated. The golf course population has an unusually high percentage of white-crested birds, approximately 30-40% of males; in forested areas nearby, white-crested birds are virtually absent, with black- and dark gray-crested birds universal. On the golf course white-crested and black-crested birds can be found in the same family groups. This phenotype matches the White-crested race, L. l. hamiltoni, which besides the white crest shows a distinctly scaled back, more broadly white-tipped rump plumage, pearly white breast, and pinkish legs. These features in black-crested birds (matching the Nepalese nominate race) are an evenly gun-metal blue-black back, narrowly white-tipped rump plumage, breast sooty grey, and legs blackish.

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  6. Number observed: 100

    Comments: One flock of 48, plus other small flocks and scattered individuals. At dusk the flock appeared, flying at breakneck speed, a tightly bunched mass swooping and turning on whistling wings, erratically flying up and down the greens. Quite a sight! Pre-migratory exercise?

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