Glenn Walbek (at 1:40PM); I (Karen Metz) am original finder and identifier.
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
5 - 10 minutes for each visual observation
across the road from 715 N. White Tail Drive (my residence) in Deerfield community of Franktown CO. South of SH 86, ca. 2 miles West of Douglas/Elbert County line; 4 miles eastof Franktown traffic light at SH86 and 83.
15 - 40 feet
full sun; bird in shaded, treed areas; photo taken when bird in lilac shrub.
Description of the Bird
small (ca. 5 in.); reddish-brown back and barred tail. Head: crown reddish brown, prominent whitish eye brows, slightly drooped long bill, pale throat. Breast and belly: whitish-yellow; darker yellow-orange flanks
Behaviors: Singing - first heard at 5:50AM, again at 7:15Am, 11:05AM when I verified visually, 1:00PM, 1:35 PM (in response to playing call tape while Glenn Walbek photographed), and a few more times in late afternoon.
Call: chew-chewy-chew-chewy(very brief pause)chewy-chewy-chew in a bursting pattern lasting up to 3 minutes
Similar Species Discussion
Vocal song distinctive.
House Wren similar and common nearby hut HOWR is browner without whitish eyebrows; CARW is reddish-brown with prominent whitish eyebrows.
Field guides available and consulted included Sibley, Smithsonian, National Geo; voica comparison used was iBird Pro.
Multiple times in Indiana and New Hampshire
Date Documentation Submitted
6/24/2011 9:54:00 AM
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