LeConte's Sparrow

Ammospiza leconteii

ML128023301


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Marshall Iliff
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eBird Checklist S5453709
Cumberland Farms--River St. Entrance
Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.9632, -70.8937 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

***mega; juvenile molting into definitive plumage; I decided to try playing Le Conte's tape as I walked today, since I suspected this species was underdetected. Imagine my surprise when the first patch of grass had a responsive bird! Came in close repeatedly and gave intermittent "tip" notes and occasional long "tsieeuu" flight notes. Many many photos. State bird. About one report every two years since 1993, per Marj/Jeremiah, but probably only the second record for Cumbies (despite the phenomenal habitat). Photos:

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/1000 sec
ISO
200
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,369KB
Dimensions
3456 x 2304

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