Checklist S23170424

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Owner Frank Mantlik

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Success in seeing the Smith's Longspur discovered and promptly reported this afternoon by Bruce Stevenson.


  1. Number observed: 4
  2. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Male in near-full breeding plumage discovered this afternoon, and promptly reported, by Bruce Stevenson. About 15+ birders present upon my arrival. Bird fed on short grass field and small-gravel along east edge of Community garden adjacent to soccer fields. Bird was small, a tad larger than nearby Savannah Sparrows, basically streaky brown upper parts, rich golden/buffy throat, breast, and chest; striking black and white pattern on face; two white outer tail feathers on otherwise dark tail; fairly small, pale, conical bill. Record photos obtained. Fourth CT record.
    Smith's Longspur (Calcarius pictus)
    Smith's Longspur (Calcarius pictus)
    Smith's Longspur (Calcarius pictus)
    Smith's Longspur (Calcarius pictus)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Sex Unknown
  3. Number observed: 5