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There were some big cameras trained on the bird much of the time.  Thirty cars at one point.  The bird was feeding continuously when we saw it. I could ask on Mobirds for a clear wing photo if you like.

brad

-----Original Message-----
From: Robbins, Mark Blair [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 8:17 AM
To: Brad Jacobs; William Rowe; Mobird
Cc: Joe Eades; Walter Wehtje; Kristi Mayo; Paul McKenzie
Subject: RE: 

Brad,

   One of those photos has potential for a subspecific id.
Unfortunately, it is a bit too fuzzy.  Any chance there are clearer
flight photos?  Certainly the angle and the spread of the wing is right
for ascertaining subspecies.....we just need a sharper image.  

Mark



-----Original Message-----
From: Brad Jacobs [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 8:12 AM
To: Robbins, Mark Blair; William Rowe; Mobird
Cc: Joe Eades; Walter Wehtje; Kristi Mayo; Paul McKenzie
Subject: RE: 

http://www.pbase.com/jpuf/image/111894876 

Mark,  welcome back. Here are some photos posted on Mobirds.  Steve
Dilks took these.  Paul and I were able to find it and watch it for a
while. I wasn't sure how to tell which of the four subspecies it might
be.  
Brad

-----Original Message-----
From: Robbins, Mark Blair [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 8:07 AM
To: William Rowe; Mobird
Cc: Joe Eades; Brad Jacobs; Walter Wehtje; Kristi Mayo; Paul McKenzie
Subject: 

Hello gang,

  Just back from ca. 5 weeks in Peru.  Heard about the Fork-tail -- very
cool!  Did anyone get photos of the bird in flight that might show the
outer 3-4 pairs of primaries?  This is critical for determining what
population the bird came from.  Photos were obtained of the Iowa bird
that made it an easy id -- it was from the highly migratory population
in southern South America.

Mark

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