Photo Quiz 9

Answer to Previous: This bird can be narrowed down to the genus Ammodramus by virtue of its intricate patterning and short tail. Ammodramus sparrows are large-headed and their heads are flat-topped (lacking a rounded forehead). You can easily narrow out other members of the genus by noting the clean, unstreaked nape. Furthermore, this bird’s back is scalloped with white edges and the tertials are edged in a rusty-red. The sparrow may appear to have an overall olive or dirty orange wash. This photo suggests (but I saw it in person so I know that it is) a Henslow’s Sparrow. The photo was taken in Leon County, Florida in December.

mystery beast 

Photo Courtesy of Chris West

2009-07-03T18:37:04+00:00
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2018 ANNUAL MEETING
OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION


In accordance with the bylaws of the American Birding Association, the Board of Directors has set the date for the next Annual Meeting of the Members of the Association for Saturday, September 22, 2018. Time and place are 4:00 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the American Birding Expo, to be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456 

The official Notice of the Meeting and the Proxy will be distributed to members on or after July 24, 2018, but no later than September 12, 2018

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