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Chestnut-collared Longspur

Calcarius ornatus

ML32436151



eBird Checklist S11035852
Biddeford Pool--East Point Sanctuary
York, Maine, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 43.4471, -70.3369 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

***MEGA, second state record found on Friday by Carole Sevilla Brown and posted to Facebook. Found shortly after I arrived, when it flushed at appx 0635 from near the very tip of the point. It flew high and west before turning around and landing on the far side of the weedy field, and it soon returned to the original location. Unmistakable, with its bright chestnut nape, creamy face, black crown and post-ocular stripe with white supercilium, black underparts, and extensive white outer rectrices. Very worm wing and tail gave the upperparts a pale brownish impression. Lower mandible looks distinctly upswept and long hallux clearly visible - cool. Relatively short primary projection for a longspur. Called several times in flight - occasionally a single fairly soft and husky note but more frequently a short rattle-type call that sounded noticeably different from Lapland (the softer quality of the single note but tripled/quadrupled into a short trill). Still present when I left at 0915. Photographed:

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
500
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,555KB
Dimensions
1745 x 2523

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