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Old Friday 12th October 2007, 21:12   #1
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Please Help ID Sparrows - Southeastern Arizona, USA

As a lot of you know, I have an extremely hard time ID'ing Sparrows. I have shots of 3 different sparrows I am in need of help with. Photos 1 & 2 are the same bird, photos 3 & 4 are a second bird, and photo 5 is a third bird. All shots taken on Oct 10, 2007 at the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area in Arizona.
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Old Friday 12th October 2007, 22:32   #2
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I think #5 is a Lark Sparrow based upon the head and undertail patterns. Possibly 3 and 4 are the same species as well
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1 and 2 appear to be Savannah Sparrow
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I think that 3, 4, and 5 are Lark Bunting. I agree with Savannah Sparrow for 1 and 2.
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I agree, the prominent eye ring didn't seem right but the plain crown seems better for bunting
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I think that 3, 4, and 5 are Lark Bunting. I agree with Savannah Sparrow for 1 and 2.

I also see this as a Lark Bunting, most likely a female. The large bill caught my eye.
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Thank you all very much, 2 new life birds for me.
I appreciate the help.
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