Lark Sparrow

Chondestes grammacus

ML20075161



eBird Checklist S24666139
Hills Beach and Basket Island Causeway
York, Maine, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 43.4528, -70.3656 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Rare fall migrant on mainland, and unusual for mid-August. First seen foraging on gravel driveway with sparse weeds (183 Hills Beach Road); also perched on wires. A rather dull and apparently worn Lark Sparrow. Medium large sparrow overall tan and brown above and white on underparts (no central breast spot seen but perhaps some worn and obscure spot-like streaks on breast sides/flanks?); long tail and rather large grayish bill; pale buff patch at base of primaries (seen with scope), bold face pattern of Lark Sparrow somewhat subdued--prominent black malar, white median crown stripe and rufous to chestnut brown lateral crown stripes; whitish buff corners to tail seen in flight; white tipped wing coverts created wing bars, which were not prominent on this individual. Photos. Also seen by MJI.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x III
f-stop
f/4.0
Focal length
420 mm
Shutter speed
1/4000 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
756KB
Dimensions
2119 x 1412

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