July 8th, 2013, 06:46 AM
Rufous-necked Wood-Rail, New Mexico
July 8th, 2013, 06:55 AM
I saw this article yesterday, before the images came out and noted the carefully worded statement here - http://blog.aba.org/2013/07/abarare-...ew-mexico.html - 'this should be regarded as an unverified report. After that, I'm sure there will be questions of provenance." However, that was before the video was added to the link.....
Bosque del Apache is a great reserve, i have spent many hours there, so good luck to those that go for it.
Last edited by Brian S; July 8th, 2013 at 07:29 AM.
July 8th, 2013, 08:55 PM
The Arizona Field Ornithologist website says: Normal range is barely into southern Sinaloa in Mexico. Normally a salt water species and mangrove specialist, it is rarely found outside this habitat, so the provenance of this bird could be an issue. However, the second photo clearly shows it is unbanded and appears to have normal feet.
Arizona birders have an institutional memory of a Double-striped Thick-knee from 1987 which turned out to have been smuggled from Guatamala only to hang out on a golf course.
July 9th, 2013, 04:41 AM
This reserve is also where that remarkable Sungrebe was found a few years ago: http://www.surfbirds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4349
Not sure if that helps or hinders this particular record...
July 9th, 2013, 06:01 AM
Originally Posted by Ecoturs Colombia
Thanks for this. How good are they at walking long distances.....?
And welcome to surfbirds forums
July 9th, 2013, 04:38 PM
My comment welcoming you was warmly meant and my comment about them walking long distances flippant, and should not be taken to heart - I might have added a smiley...
I simply wondered how it might have got there from Mexico: as I said it is a long walk