(Sight Record from Laurie
Kauer -- 18 May 2016) :
Scientific_Name: Pheucticus ludovicianus
Time_Observed: 8:00 am
Length_of_Time_Observed: 1 hour
Latilong: 39.969 N, -111.793 W
Elevation: 5000 ft.
Distance_to_Bird: 10 ft.
Opticall_Equipment: Nikon Coolpix, zoom
Weather: Clear skies
Size_of_Bird: 8 "
Overall_Pattern: Rose-red, black & white
Bird_Description: Rose-red breast, white underparts, black head,
white wing bars & rump
Behavior: Ate sunflower seeds at my mother's feeder.
Habitat: Suburban, dry, mountainous
Similar_Species_Elimination: Several Black-headed Grosbeaks were nearby,
and (my husband says), an Evening Grosbeak.
only observed Black-headed Grosbeaks at my feeder in the Spring.
References: National Geographic Field Guide
Description_From: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Lauire Kauer
Observer_Address: 905 E 230 N, Santaquin, UT
Other_Observers: John Kauer, Cheryl Greene
Additional_Comments: The Bird was actually seen at my Mother-in-law's
feeder (1112 Valley View, Santaquin, UT) from about May 18-25. Apologies
we couldn't get this information to you sooner.
Photos by Laurie Kauer