Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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[Mystery birds] Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris, photographed in Paul Rushing Park, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]

Image: Joseph Kennedy, 3 March 2009 [larger view].

Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with tsn-pz camera eyepiece 1/200s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

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  1. #1 Sean
    April 30, 2009

    Looks like a “hornless” horned lark to me. The white brow, black stripe across upper breast, sideburns and “horns” are the field marks.

  2. #2 pk1154
    May 1, 2009

    Horned lark, with weeny little ‘horns.’

    Oh, to hear the tinkling of the horned larks out on the short-grass prairie… Not so common where I live, but I often see them when visiting my mother in Colorado.

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