[BIRDWG01] Pictures of Painted Bunting (fwd)

ian paulsen ipaulsen at krl.org
Sun Mar 3 22:46:52 PST 2002


HI ALL:
Another point of view on the Seattle Painted Bunting.

Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
ipaulsen at krl.org
A.K.A.: "Birdbooker"
"Rallidae all the way"

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2002 22:11:14 -0800
From: Luke Cole <luke at igc.org>
To: ian paulsen <ipaulsen at KRL.ORG>
Subject: Re: [BIRDWG01] Pictures of Painted Bunting (fwd)

Ian, it is definitely a male -- no female has more than a "few" red or blue
feathers, this has entirely red and blue feather tracts. Judging from the
yellow in the throat and back, it is not a bird eating its natural diet and
thus is probably and escaped cage bird. I would expect the back to be
greener, and the throat greener, if this is a young male molting into adult
plumage.

Luke Cole
San Francisco


----- Original Message -----
From: "ian paulsen" <ipaulsen at KRL.ORG>
To: <BIRDWG01 at listserv.arizona.edu>
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 8:13 PM
Subject: [BIRDWG01] Pictures of Painted Bunting (fwd)



> HI Frontiers:

> Can anyone tell me what age/sex class this bird is? Pyle 1997 book states

> that some females can have a few red and blue feathers.

> sincerely

>

> Ian Paulsen

> Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

> ipaulsen at krl.org

> A.K.A.: "Birdbooker"

> "Rallidae all the way"

>

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------

> Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 19:24:34 -0800

> From: Ilene Samowitz <ilenesamowitz at attbi.com>

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Subject: Pictures of Painted Bunting

>

> I thank lots of you for help in answering my questions on bird

> photography/digiscoping. I have just started getting my equipment

together.

> I am currently shooting pictures with a Coolpix 900 through my Leica 77

APO

> scope with a 20X eyepiece. I am handholding them.

>

> Here is the website to see the two pictures I took today of the Painted

> Bunting.

>

> http://photos.yahoo.com/rockawaybirder select album birds.

>

> Please let me know if you have any problems accessing them.

>

> Ilene Samowitz

> Cedar Park, NE Seattle (N of Matthews Beach)

>




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