Verification of
Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

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Utah Bird Records Committee

Rec. # 2008-10
Mountain Quail

Date first observed:   Late February - Early March 2008
 Paradise, Cache Co.


  • Late February - Early March 2008 - Melissa Hearle Prosser [Record #2008-10],

Sight Records:

Records Committee Review:



1st round: 5 Jun 2008 0 acc, 7 not
Completed: 19 Oct 2008 Not accepted

Summary: The Committee did not feel adequate observation time and descriptive details were provided to separate this individual from other similar species. There were also questions as to whether this may have been a naturally occurring bird or an escapee from a game farm. As this is the first reported sighting of the species in Utah, it was felt that additional documentation would be necessary to accept this as a first state record.


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