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10684Re: [CALBIRDS] Sparrow Identification

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  • Steve Hampton
    Feb 2, 2013
      The coloration of the head suggests Lincoln's, but the unmarked white vent
      is all wrong for it, as well as the brown streaking against white
      underparts. It must be a desert version of a Song Sparrow.



      On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 10:11 PM, Bob & Carol Yutzy <boby@...> wrote:

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      > Look clearly like either a Lincoln's Sparrow with the buffy malars or
      > possibly a Song Sparrow to me.
      >
      > Bob Yutzy
      > Shasta, CA
      >
      > 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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      > Bob & Carol Yutzy
      > Shasta, CA
      >
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      Steve Hampton
      Davis, CA


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