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 Post subject: Sparrow ID, please? Leconte's?
PostPosted: November 13th, 2014, 8:01 am 
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Location: Unicoi, TN
Recently, my wife and I hiked to a salt marsh in the NW Florida peninsula.
This sparrow was an expert at staying concealed.

Looking at the winter range, there are about 3 or 4 “Ammodramus” sparrows that winter here.
I’m 95% convinced it’s a Leconte’s, but it didn’t seem to have a gray cheek patch or gray nape of the neck,
But .. Are there winter colors like some warblers or finches?

Please give your opinions, and why.
Thanks for your help.



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 Post subject: Re: Sparrow ID, please? Leconte's?
PostPosted: November 13th, 2014, 9:31 am 
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Location: San Jose', Northern Catcrapistan
It looks like the savannah sparrows we have out west.


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 Post subject: Re: Sparrow ID, please? Leconte's?
PostPosted: November 13th, 2014, 4:16 pm 
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I agree with Owen - Savannah.

Le Conte's have a yellow face and flanks. A smaller, gray bill. Your birds tail seems to end in a classic two lobed end as opposed to the spikey-looking end of LC. Also, the structure of the bird just doesn't look right for LC.


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 Post subject: Re: Sparrow ID, please? Leconte's?
PostPosted: November 13th, 2014, 4:30 pm 
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Thanks a bunch, guys.
I knew I could count on you folks. :thumb:

I will say these little turds birds are a challenge to just get a glimpse, at least in the habitat we were in. I understand why Audobon carried a shotgun to get his pics! :lol:


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