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McCown's Longspur -- Rhynchophanes mccownii More
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Robert C Stein
Martin C Michener
13 Jun 1958 at 06:15

    Geography
  • United States
    Montana
    Locality
  • 24.0 km E of Cutbank; Us 2
No locations found with lat/long
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  • Mono
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  • MAGNEMITE UNSPECIFIED MODEL
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  • Parabola 101.6cm (40in)
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NOTES: Weather: WIND; BIRDS LEAVE THE GROUND FLYING LOW, SLOWLY GAINING ALTITUDE TO A MAX. OF 16M. THEN THE BIRD MAY FLY ALONG GIVING 'CHIP' NOTES FOR A VARYING PERIOD OF TIME. BIRDS THEN BEGIN A LONG, SLOW, DESCENDING GLIDE WITH WINGS HELD AT APPROX. RIGHT ANGLES TO ONE ANOTHER. TAIL IS APPARENTLY HELD STRAIGHT BACK AND NOT SPREAD. DURING GLIDE LOUD MORE OR LESS CONTINUOUS PART OF SONG IS HEARD. BIRDS ALSO MAKE SOUNDS SIMILAR TO LOUD 'CHIPPERY' PART OF SONG WHEN FLYING FROM ONE SPOT TO ANOTHER.

BNA: Aerial Flight Song is heard. CZ 09/06/2004.

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