[CT Birds] Not a Sprague's Pipit

David Tripp Jr dtrippjr at comcast.net
Wed Sep 5 12:08:34 EDT 2012


Please post pictures

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On Sep 5, 2012, at 11:28 AM, Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> 9/5. Correction. After further review of my photos, the reported Sprague's Pipit seems to actually be a Horned Lark, probably a worn or transitional juvenile.  Despite the streaky breast-band, and pale around the eye, there is a dark patch under the eye. The tail pattern looks closer to Horned Lark, including thin white outer edge. The bill looks too broad-based for a pipit, as pointed out by Julian Hough, and the legs look more gray than pale, as Nick Bonomo pointed out.
> I'll post photos later.
> 
> Sorry for the false alarm.
> 
> Frank Mantlik
> 11:25. 9/5
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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