Sykes's Short-toed Lark

Calandrella dukhunensis

ML142891181


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Brian Daniels
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eBird Checklist S23365545
酒田市--飛島 (Sakata--Tobishima (island))
Yamagata, Japan
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Latitude and Longitude 39.196, 139.5508 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Two or three were reported from Tobishima during Golden Week. This is a rare but annual spring migrant to islands in the Sea of Japan such as Hegura-jima where small flocks of up to five birds have been reported (Brazil 1991). Two to three were foraging in the grass field surrounding the heliport at the north end of Tobishima throughout our stay. On May 7, we found three more in the agricultural fields at the south end of the island and tallied our high count of five. Note the long primary projection extending beyond tertials. This is a key feature, apparently, separating the Syke's Short-toed Lark from the eastern most race (longipennis) of the Greater Short-toed Lark (C. brachydactyla).

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
215 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
6,021KB
Dimensions
4000 x 3000

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