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Brown-chested Martin (fusca)

Progne tapera fusca

ML128024321


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Marshall Iliff
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eBird Checklist S5430842
Cumberland Farms--River St. Entrance
Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.9632, -70.8937 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

***mega; juv; photos; seen extremely well at 10:00 at which point Jeremiah was independently watching it. We relocated it together with other birds at 10:20 and watched and photographed it until 11:00 at which point it flew off to the south. Finally refound at 16:00 and watched for 30 minute4s, including perched in a tree for a while. Large swallow (obvious martin) with long neck and head and long, strongly notched tail. Upperparts even brown, with darker primaries. Greater coverts tipped in white giving fresh look to upperparts and indicating a juvenile. Underparts white from throat to vent, but with a strong breastband across the mid-breast and a small, very hard to see row of black spotting down the central breast (confirming fusca ssp.). A whitish collar extended up behind the auriculars and a pale spot in the lores. Second state record and 7th for USA. Photos on eBird Flickr group.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
36KB
Dimensions
476 x 336

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