Verification of Unusual
Rec. # 2021-29
|Scientific name:||Synthliboramphus antiquus|
|Date:||31 Oct 2019 [info from Orem Animal Control - 30 Oct 2019]|
|Length of time observed:|
Utah Lake, exact locality unknown
[info from Orem Animal Control - parking lot in Payson, UT]
|Distance to bird:||In Hand|
|Description: Size of bird:|
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|(Description:) Overall Pattern:|
|(Description:) Bill Type:|
Field Marks and
A weakened bird was brought from Utah County, presumably Utah Lake,
but not certain, to Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation on 31 October 2019.
The bird died on 01 November 2019 and it was donated the the Museum of Wildlife
and Fish Biology at the University of California, Davis in January 2020. There
the bird was prepared as a round skin and spread wing. It was an adult female.
It is specimen WFB-15248. We had not realize that this bird did not make its way
to the records committee and so I am following up as this is only the fifth
state record and first since the 1970s.
|Song or call & method of delivery:|
were they eliminated:
this & similar species:
|Description from:||From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting|
|Observer:||Andrew Engilis Jr|
|Observer's address:||One Shields Ave University of California Davis, Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology|
|Observer's e-mail address:||**|
|Other observers who independently identified this bird:||Bird was picked up by Vickey DePriest and delivered to Second Chance Wildlife Rehab, received by Debbie Souza-Pappas|
|Date prepared:||17 May 2021|
We can provide photos of the bird upon request.
Andrew Engilis, Jr.