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I'm so pretty! Guess who I am? LV, NV (1 Viewer)

LzyPhotographer

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Greetings from Las Vegas, NV!

This bird landed on a bush near my car, so I was able to get some nice shots. But no amount of coaxing (ie: pleading) would get it to turn around and face me completely.

I think I see some stripes on the upper chest, tho not enough to tell me anything. Also, the head seems to have a creamy, almost orange, color on it.

I'd guess something like a Savannah and a Lincoln's. How close am I?

Pics are in this gallery - it's the bird from Gilcrease Orchard
http://www.lazyphotographer.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=82

Pics are cropped and slightly focus adjusted - no contrast or color changes.
 

JANJ

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Hello M. J.

If I´m right -which I think I am, you are very close in your suggestion, Savannah Sparrow, perhaps ssp nevadensis. Short or no primary projection and short tail is evident.
Some lack the yellow foresupercilium - also called supraloral area.

JanJ
 

chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
I'd say Savannah, for some reason it doesn't look grey enough at the sides of the neck for Lincoln's but it's been a few years since I saw one.
Chris
 

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