Documentation of Clay-colored Sparrow

Observer Information

Reporter:  Steven Mlodinow 
Other Observers:  none;

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Clay-colored Sparrow
First Date/Time:  5/9/2011
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  2-3 minutes
County:  Larimer
Specific Location:  Lake Estes
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Viewing Conditions

Distance:  20 feet or so
Light:  fair

Description of the Bird

Spizella; unmarked beneath. Non-rusty crown with crisp whitish central crown stripe. Auriculars surrounded with dark edging, except lores, which were pale. Unmarked gray collar
Behaviors: feeding on ground with Chipping and Brewer's Sparrows
Call: not heard
Plumage: adult alternate

Similar Species Discussion

Crown and face pattern eliminate similar species, which are Spizella

Resources Used


Previous Experience




Additional Information

Time: afternoon
Other Dates:
Nearest Town: Estes Park
Independent Observers:

Materials Available

No files uploaded.

Date Documentation Submitted

9/18/2011 4:21:00 PM

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