Checklist S49813612

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Owner Paul Lewis

Traveling
  • 1
  • 3 km
Comments

As usual, I birded the area around two turnoff from the main road, 2 km south of the river crossing, and along the north bank of the river to the west of the highway. Weather was relatively cool and quite sunny, with lots of water everywhere from rains related with Tropical Storm Xavier.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 7
  2. Number observed: 3
  3. Number observed: 5
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  4. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Note the gray crown; this coloring was clear in each photo and from every angle. Also, the 5th rectrice appeared to be pointed in one photo.

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  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 2
  7. Number observed: 23
  8. Number observed: 3
  9. Number observed: 1

    Comments: A very pleasant surprise to see this species here.

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  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 1
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  12. Number observed: 3
  13. Number observed: 2
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  14. Number observed: 2
  15. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Note large head, short, broad bill; bird was very active, with constant tail movements, and responded to playback of the Least call.

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  16. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Color of bird in photos does accurately reflect color in field.

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  17. Empidonax sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: The almost complete lack of an eye ring suggests Willow to me, but consultation with experts could not produce agreement on this, based on my admittedly poor photos.

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  18. Number observed: 3
  19. Number observed: 4
  20. Number observed: 9
  21. Number observed: 3
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  22. Number observed: 2
  23. Number observed: 2
  24. swallow sp.

    Number observed: 8

    Comments: I suspect Northern Rough-winged, but could not achieve a good sighting or photo.

  25. Number observed: 11
  26. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Clearly heard, but not seen.

  27. Number observed: 3
  28. Number observed: 8
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  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 2
  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 2
  33. Number observed: 1
  34. Number observed: 1
  35. Number observed: 8

    Comments: As often occurs with this species, the streaked breast could indicate Blue-black Grassquits. However,
    blue coloring on the wings and tail suggests the Indigo, instead of the blotchy blue areas on Grassquits. The group feeding on grasses was large.

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  36. Number observed: 1
  37. Number observed: 3
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