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Paul Neldner; CFO members on a field trip two days prior saw the male at this same location
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
N 37 deg. 09 ' 32"410', W 104 deg. 36' 10"W. 8/10s of a mile west of mile marker 65, St. Hwy 12
Pinyon/Juniper with some Ponderosa Pine
swarovki 8.5 X 42. 500 mm telephoto lens
20 ft. to 100 ft.
Very good light, slight overcast
Description of the Bird
Dusky auriculars with dark bill. Very bright red-orange. Approx. 8". Grayish back.
Behaviors: Bird responded to call. Flew in about to about 20 ft. away from us then retreated to Ponderosa Pine where it continued to call.
Call: Slower than Robin with distinct pauses.
Similar Species Discussion
Female Hepatic at same location with male will submit photos for both
Sibley's Guide to Birds of North America
Have seen the bird in Arizona and three days prior we had seen a male Hepatic Tanager at Rouse Road in Huerfano County
Notes made DURING observation
Date Documentation Submitted
5/20/2012 8:29:00 PM
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