Jason Beason, ten others in group
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
6/5/2016 10:00:00 AM
6/5/2016 10:05:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):
Location Not Listed
Excellent at mid-morning
Description of the Bird
Large sparrow first seen associating with pine siskins, feeding on dandelion seeds. I noticed the size difference and paused for a second look, assuming that it would be a white-crowned sparrow. Upon closer inspection, the bird proved to have black and white striped head (obviously it was a "white-striped" morph), a very white throat patch (sharply defined by darker upper breast and face) and the clincher: bright yellow lores.
NOTE: I am not certain that this bird needs to be reported, but I thought a June sighting in Gunnison County might be significant enough to justify submitting it.
Similar Species Discussion
White-crowned sparrow does not have yellow lores.
Past experience, field guide
Extensive- I have seen many in the eastern U.S., and it is not uncommon in mixed Zonotrichia flocks in eastern Colorado in winter.
Notes made DURING observation
No files uploaded.
Date Documentation Submitted
6/10/2016 3:53:00 PM
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