Carol Sullivan; Carol Sullivan found it at 9:30 on the same day.
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
It was about 3 miles from the Stove Prairie School. To get there go up Risk Canyon from Bellvue, then when you get to the only stop sign after going up Risk Canyon go straight. At that corner is the Stove Prairie School.
It was in a small grass opening surrounded by Ponderosa Pines and Douglas Firs. There was also a few junipers in the opening.
Leica 8x32 binoculars
At the closest it was probably 10 feet away.
We saw the bird from all different angle, so at times we had great light and at other times we didn't have so great of light. The sun was out with only a few clouds in the sky.
Description of the Bird
Olive colored back, cream colored head with 4 dark brown stripes 2 on top of the head and 1 going through each eye. The belly is a lighter bream color than the head. It had pink legs, long bicolored bill, and a short tail.
Behaviors: It was scratching around in the grass trying to find food. When it would fly it would only fly a short distance and go back to trying to find food.
Call: Didn't hear it call or sing
Similar Species Discussion
It has a drab back, white throat, white supercillium, yellowish belly, rufous crown, brown line through the eye, and white undertail covert.
I used the Sibley Guide to birds after the sighting.
I have seen 1 WEWA in Colorado and I also saw a few in Mexico in January.
Notes made DURING observation
Date Documentation Submitted
4/18/2006 10:46:00 AM
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