Photo by Melody

Le Conte's Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii)

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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Ammodramus
Species: leconteii

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Yale, Iowa

By Chillybean
Thumbnail #1 of Le Conte's Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii) by Chillybean

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Positive Chillybean On Nov 1, 2012, Chillybean from Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a) wrote:

If I was ornery, I'd give this specific bird a negative after all the IDing trouble it gave me. It is the one photo for this bird in the file here, thus far. The markings looked right for a Le Conte's- white median stripe, and the face was good. But that bill! Every guide in paper form and online showed a greyish bill, not pink like this one. We received nine confirmations for Le Conte's in spite of that.

We heard they are illusive, but I have a son with super powered eyes, who spotted the movement in the tall grasses in our ditch. He took this picture, but I also was able to spot the bird before it dove into hiding.


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