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10681Re: [CALBIRDS] Sparrow Identification

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  • dinuk magammana
    Feb 2, 2013
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      The bird on the photo, (assuming I am looking at the correct photo) is of a Savannah Sparrow. 
      The pale brown-yellowish wash on the body, slightly sharp looking pale pink bill, malar stripe, streaked belly, somewhat of a weak eyering, (vesper would have a strong eyering) , yellowish is stronger at the base of the bill. 
      For me those are all good for a Savannah sparrow. Although, this bird is somewhat paler and shorter streaked than the Savannah sparrows I seen in Los Angles. 

      Neat bird :)

      Dinuk Magammana
      Los angles, CA. 

      From: Lisa Walker (Feather) <feather7023@...>
      To: BRUCE DEUEL <bdeuel@...>
      Cc: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com; Gerald <geraldsylvester@...>
      Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2013 2:20 PM
      Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Sparrow Identification

      Thanks for the confirmation; we have darker races up here, but will occasionally see a paler form ..... (Northern California Coast / Mendocino County)

      --- On Sat, 2/2/13, BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel@...> wrote:

      From: BRUCE DEUEL bdeuel@...>
      Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Sparrow Identification
      To: "Lisa Walker (Feather)" feather7023@...>
      Cc: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, "Gerald" geraldsylvester@...>
      Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013, 1:31 PM

      Yes, one of the desert subspecies, which are paler than those from moister
      Bruce Deuel
      Red Bluff

      On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM, Lisa Walker (Feather) <
      feather7023@...> wrote:

      > **
      > Looks like a Song Sparrow to me
      > --- On Fri, 2/1/13, Gerald geraldsylvester@...> wrote:
      > From: Gerald geraldsylvester@...>
      > Subject: [CALBIRDS] Sparrow Identification
      > To: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Friday, February 1, 2013, 10:57 PM
      > Hello Everyone,
      > I spent some time in late December birding the Salton Sea and other parts
      > of Southern California. Being fairly inexperienced with sparrows I wanted
      > some input on what the bird might be... My best guess would be a Vesper
      > Sparrow.
      > Any help would be much appreciated!
      > Gerald Sylvester
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsnaturephotography/8437617878/in/photostream
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