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Re: what kind of bird, please?

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  • frannibeek
    Thanks, Liis. :)
    Message 1 of 7 , Jul 4, 2011
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      Thanks, Liis. :)

      --- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, Liis Veelma <avesaveo1@...> wrote:
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      > Hello Fran
      >
      > Not a Western or Eastern Meadowlark, nor a Horned Lark either, which is the only other 'lark' in Saskatchewan. Try Vesper Sparrow -- plumage, bill shape and song fit. Neither Meadowlark species nor Vesper Sparrow can be sexed by appearance, but it is highly unlikely that females sing.
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      > Liis Veelma
      > Winnipeg MB
      > Hi! I snapped this just East of Swanson, Sk (N of Outlook, S of Pike Lake) yesterday.
      >
      > It sounds like a meadowlark, but yet different. I checked the calls of the Eastern and Western Meadowlarks on Dendroica, and then listened to my video of this bird's call (VERY much like a meadowlark), it's on my youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNCV1xAxD-Y&feature=channel_video_title if you want to listen.
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      > The video is not in focus but the call is at about the 7 second mark.
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      > I do have a clear photo of the bird, I'm thinking female Western Meadowlark, yet it has a longer tail and a white streak out from the open beak, so am really unsure what this is.
      >
      > I'll go post a photo, hopefully it will show up soon for you here in the general gallery.
      >
      > If anyone has time, please look at the photo and video and confirm what kind of bird?
      >
      > Thanks muchly.
      >
      > Fran K From Regina.
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