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|Date: 10/24/18 7:18 pm
From: Jessi Oberbeck <ivory.billed.wdpkr...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Odd kingfisher at Fort Morgan, and DFO Big Year update - #350
|Just for arguments sake, what makes it a Belted and not a Ringed?
On Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 8:09 PM David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> wrote:
> I'd welcome comment on this oddly plumaged female Belted Kingfisher (see
> below) which we saw on our DFO field trip to Morgan County on Oct 23. She
> was involved in intense chasing with another female at the pond at
> Riverside Park in Fort Morgan, and was rarely out of motion. In the early
> morning light I did not notice her coloration as she flew fast around the
> area, but at a rare perched moment I grabbed a few digiscopes and see
> *two* rusty bands, where the upper band is ordinarily blue. I don't
> recall seeing this before, and some limited checking does not make
> reference to this coloration. Dale Pate took a flight photo of the other
> female that was involved with this one, and it shows a normal coloration.
> This checklist has some recordings of the kingfishers, too (also with
> traffic noise, Blue Jays, etc):
> We had a fun trip in Morgan County, then detoured to Boulder County for
> the Fork-tailed Flycatcher. It was #350 for DFO's Big Year.
> DFO has lots of great trips coming up and many still with space available
> for registration. All are free.
> David Suddjian
> Ken Caryl Valley
> Littleton, CO
> [image: IMG_3198.jpg]
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