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|Comment||I had totally discounted sparrows because of the lack of spotting on the breast, which was why I had leaned toward bunting. But looking in my guides at the Fox sparrow specifically, I can see there are a lot of similarities I overlooked; the gray shading, the size and spread of the tail. One day, I will learn not to look at coloration primarily. Sincerest thanks, Roger! Best, Bill|
Any and all about WILD birds - the science of ornithology. Information about birdwatching, ecology, conservation, migration, behavior, banding, rehabilitation, feeding, songs, binoculars, identification, and careers in ornithology. No questions about pet or caged birds, please.
Have a PhD and over forty years as a professional ornithologist - research, teaching, author, speaker, webmaster of Ornithology.com . Have written thirty scientific papers, three bird field guides, a textbook in ecology four other bird books, the latest being "Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs". Have traveled to 100 countries watching birds and have spoken to hundreds of groups about birds.
PhD in Zoology/Ornithology; Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences; former Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico