CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF CARLYLE LAKE
Clinton, Bond and Fayette County, Illinois

Updated
- May 31, 2020

Spring Migration (mid February - early June)
Nesting Season/Dispersal
(May - August)
Fall Migration
(late June - mid December)
Winter Season
(mid December - mid February)

Common
- occurs regularly and in considerable numbers, easy to observe
Fairly Common
- occurs regularly, but in smaller numbers, easy to observe
Uncommon
- occurs regularly, usually in small numbers, may be missed
Rare - occurs less regularly, usually in small numbers, likely to be missed
Very Rare - occurs irregularly or an out of season occurrence, likely to be missed
Vagrant - storm driven or well beyond the normal range for this species
* - status unresolved
** - has nested at or in the proximity of Carlyle Lake

Edward F. Steinhauer Collection ISM circa 1887-1930
C. B. Vandercook nesting records circa 1922
Family Anatidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
 1. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - presence in Illinois increasing yearly r r** r   May 13, 2020
 2. Snow Goose c injured c c May 20 2020
 3. Ross's Goose c injured c c March 15, 2020
 4. Greater White-fronted Goose c injured c c May 31, 2020
 5. Brant     vagrant   October 27, 2001
 6. Cackling Goose       u February 23, 2019
 7. Canada Goose c fc** c c May 31, 2020
 8. Mute Swan - feral population increasing locally r r** r r May 25 2020
 9. Trumpeter Swan fc vr r u February 15, 2020
10. Tundra Swan r   r r January 3, 2020
11. Wood Duck fc fc** fc r May 28 2020
12. Blue-winged Teal c u** c vr May 20 2020
13. Cinnamon Teal r       April 24, 2018
14. Northern Shoveler c   c fc May 13, 2020
15. Gadwall c   c u April 19, 2020
16. Eurasian Wigeon vagrant   vagrant   June 5, 2015
17. American Wigeon fc   fc u April 19, 2020
18. Mallard c fc** c c May 31, 2020
19. American Black Duck u   u u March 17, 2020
20. Mottled Duck vagrant vagrant vagrant   May 26, 2019
21. Northern Pintail c   c u March 15, 2020
22. Green-winged Teal c   c u April 27, 2020
23. Canvasback c   c fc April 19, 2020
24. Redhead c   c u April 9, 2020
25. Ring-necked Duck c   c u April 19, 2020
26. Greater Scaup fc   fc fc April 19, 2020
27. Lesser Scaup c   c fc May 9, 2020
28. King Eider         Steinhauer - unlabelled specimen
29. Harlequin Duck       vr December 30, 2017
30. Surf Scoter u   u r November 29, 2019
31. White-winged Scoter r   u r November 3, 2019
32. Black Scoter vr   r vr December 15, 2018
33. Long-tailed Duck r   u r December 30, 2019
34. Bufflehead fc   fc u April 30, 2020
35. Common Goldeneye fc   fc c April 5, 2020
36. Barrow's Goldeneye vr       March 28, 2015
37. Hooded Merganser fc u** c fc May 25 2020
38. Common Merganser u   u c March 7, 2020
39. Red-breasted Merganser c     c u May 17, 2020
40. Ruddy Duck c   c u May 18, 2020
Family Odontophoridae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
41. Northern Bobwhite fc - vocal fc** u- silent u - silent May 28 2020
Family Phasianidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
42. Ring-necked Pheasant - feral and controlled hunt birds feral feral** feral feral May 25 2020
43. Ruffed Grouse         Steinhauer specimens 1889
44. Greater Prairie-Chicken - dispersals from managed Marion County flock dispersal        May 23, 2016
45. Wild Turkey - reintroduced fc fc** fc fc May 31, 2020
Family Podicipedidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
46. Pied-billed Grebe fc r** c r April 26, 2020
47. Horned Grebe u   c r April 18, 2020
48. Red-necked Grebe vr   r   November 25, 2019
49. Eared Grebe r   r   November 14, 2019
50. Western Grebe vr vagrant r   October 27, 2013
Family Columbidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
51. Rock Pigeon - feral c - local c** - local c - local c - local May 18, 2020
52. Eurasian Collared-Dove - feral fc fc** fc fc May 28 2020
53. Passenger Pigeon - extinct         Steinhauer - May 20, 1893
54. White-winged Dove vagrant         April 25, 2018
55. Mourning Dove c c** c c May 31, 2020
Family Cuculidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
56. Yellow-billed Cuckoo fc fc** fc   May 31, 2020
57. Black-billed Cuckoo u r** r   September 6, 2019
Family Caprimulgidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
58. Common Nighthawk fc u** - local fc   May 9, 2020
59. Chuck-will's-widow vr       May 8, 2004
60. Eastern Whip-poor-will - local population crash due to bush honeysuckle r r** vr   April 28, 2018
Family Apodidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
61. Chimney Swift c c** c   May 20 2020
Family Trochilidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
62. Ruby-throated Hummingbird c c** c   May 31, 2020
Family Rallidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
63. Yellow Rail vr       April 23, 2006
64. Black Rail vr       April 23, 2011
65. King Rail r       May 25, 2017
66. Virginia Rail u   r   May 10, 2014
67. Sora fc   fc   May 3, 2020
68. Purple Gallinule vagrant       May 18, 1999
69. Common Gallinule vr vr     June 1, 2019
70. American Coot c r c u May 9, 2020
Family Gruidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
71. Sandhill Crane r   r r August 10, 2019
72. Whooping Crane - reintroduced Wisconsin flock vr       March 15, 2020
Family Recurvirostridae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
73. Black-necked Stilt u u** u   May 17, 2020
74. American Avocet u   u   May 15, 2020
Family Charadriidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
75. Black-bellied Plover u   u   May 4, 2019
76. American Golden-Plover c   u   May 3, 2020
77. Killdeer c c** c u May 31, 2020
78. Semipalmated Plover fc   fc   May 12, 2020
79. Piping Plover r   r   September 22, 2016
Family Scolopacidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
80. Upland Sandpiper r   r   September 7, 2015
81. Whimbrel r   r   August 2, 2019
82. Eskimo Curlew - extinct         Steinhauer - March 30, 1894
83. Hudsonian Godwit u   u   April 18, 2020
84. Marbled Godwit u   u   May 9, 2020
85. Ruddy Turnstone u   u   May 17, 2020
86. Red Knot r   r   September 12, 2014
87. Ruff vagrant   vagrant   May 9, 2016
88. Stilt Sandpiper fc   c   October 20, 2019
89. Sanderling u   u   May 9, 2020
90. Dunlin fc   c vr May 17, 2020
91. Baird's Sandpiper u   u   April 19, 2020
92. Least Sandpiper c   c r May 10, 2020
93. White-rumped Sandpiper fc   u   May 9, 2020
94. Buff-breasted Sandpiper vr   u   September 19, 2019
95. Pectoral Sandpiper c   c   May 2, 2020
96. Semipalmated Sandpiper c   c   May 22 2020
97. Western Sandpiper r   u   August 12, 2019
98. Short-billed Dowitcher fc   fc   May 15, 2020
99. Long-billed Dowitcher u   fc   May 12, 2020
100. American Woodcock u r** r   March 28, 2020
101. Wilson's Snipe fc   fc r April 11, 2020
102. Spotted Sandpiper fc r** c   May 22 2020
103. Solitary Sandpiper fc   fc   May 9, 2020
104. Lesser Yellowlegs c   c   May 9, 2020
105. Willet u   u   May 13, 2020
106. Greater Yellowlegs fc   fc   May 9, 2020
107. Wilson's Phalarope u   u   May 9, 2020
108. Red-necked Phalarope r   u   September 28, 2019
109. Red Phalarope     r vr February 1, 2019
Family Stercorariidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
110. Pomarine Jaeger     r   July 18, 2016
111. Parasitic Jaeger     r   September 6, 2018
112. Long-tailed Jaeger     r   September 2, 2013
Family Alcidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
113. Ancient Murrelet     vagrant   November 6, 2004
Family Laridae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
114. Black-legged Kittiwake     r r November 15, 2018
115. Sabine's Gull     u   September 28, 2019
116. Bonaparte's Gull c   c u May 25 2020
117. Little Gull vr   r vr February 26, 2019
118. Laughing Gull u u u r January 5, 2020
119. Franklin's Gull u   fc   May 20 2020
120. Black-tailed Gull       vagrant January 16, 2016
121. Mew Gull       vagrant February 24, 2008
122. Ring-billed Gull c c c c May 31, 2020
123. California Gull     r r December 30, 2018
124. Herring Gull fc   fc c May 10, 2020
125. Iceland Gull r   r u December 8, 2019
126. Lesser Black-backed Gull r r u u April 26, 2020
127. Slaty-backed Gull       vagrant December 18, 2007
128. Glaucous-winged Gull vagrant   vagrant vagrant April 12, 2008
129. Glaucous Gull     vr u March 4, 2019
130. Great Black-backed Gull     vr r December 29, 2017
131. Sooty Tern   vagrant     July 25, 2005
132. Least Tern r r r   June 22, 2018
133. Caspian Tern c   c   May 28 2020
134. Black Tern fc   fc   May 10, 2020
135. Common Tern u   fc   May 28 2020
136. Arctic Tern     vagrant   September 14, 2019
137. Forster's Tern c   c   May 28 2020
138. Royal Tern     vagrant   August 10, 2013
Family Gaviidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
139. Red-throated Loon vr   u vr November 25, 2019
140. Pacific Loon     r   November 4, 2018
141. Common Loon u   fc r May 22 2020
Family Ciconiidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
142. Wood Stork        vagrant vagrant        September 11, 2007 
Family Phalacrocoracidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
143. Neotropic Cormorant vagrant vagrant vagrant   May 12, 2020
144. Double-crested Cormorant c c** c u May 31, 2020
Family Pelecanidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
145. American White Pelican c c fc May 17, 2020
146. Brown Pelican   vagrant vagrant   October 14, 2018
Family Ardeidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
147. American Bittern r r r r April 18, 2020
148. Least Bittern r r** r   July 14, 2019
149. Great Blue Heron c c** c fc May 31, 2020
150. Great Egret fc c r May 30 2020
151. Snowy Egret u u u   September 3, 2018
152. Little Blue Heron u fc u   May 2, 2020
153. Tricolored Heron vagrant vagrant vagrant   September 16, 2009
154. Cattle Egret u u u   July 12, 2019
155. Green Heron u u** u   May 18, 2020
156. Black-crowned Night-Heron r r   May 4, 2019
157. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron r r r   May 9, 2020
Family Threskiornithidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
158. White Ibis   vagrant vagrant   September 13, 2015
159. Glossy Ibis  vagrant   vagrant   May 5, 2018
160. White-faced Ibis  vagrant   vagrant   October 28, 2019
161. Roseate Spoonbill   vagrant     July 30, 2009
Family Cathartidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
162. Black Vulture r r r   May 17, 2020
163. Turkey Vulture c c** c fc May 31, 2020
Family Pandionidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
164. Osprey fc fc** fc   May 31, 2020
Family Accipitridae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
165. Golden Eagle r   r r March 17, 2019
166. Northern Harrier fc r fc c May 17, 2020
167. Sharp-shinned Hawk u   u u April 27, 2020
168. Cooper's Hawk fc fc** fc fc May 20 2020
169. Northern Goshawk vagrant   vagrant vagrant November 8, 2008
170. Bald Eagle fc fc** fc c May 28 2020
171. Mississippi Kite r    r   August 18, 2019
172. Red-shouldered Hawk fc fc** fc fc May 28 2020
173. Broad-winged Hawk u   u   April 18, 2020
174. Swainson's Hawk vagrant vagrant vagrant      April 22, 2019
175. Red-tailed Hawk c c** c c May 31, 2020
176. Rough-legged Hawk r   r u January 20, 2020
Family Tytonidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
177. Barn Owl r r** r r August 10, 2019
Family Strigidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
178. Eastern Screech-Owl fc fc** fc fc May 9, 2020
179. Great Horned Owl fc fc** fc fc May 9, 2020
180. Snowy Owl     r r January 27, 2018
181. Barred Owl c c** c c May 17, 2020
182. Long-eared Owl r vr** r u December 27, 2011
183. Short-eared Owl r   r fc November 29, 2019
184. Northern Saw-whet Owl r   r u November 11, 2016
Family Alcedinidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
185. Belted Kingfisher fc fc** fc r May 25 2020
Family Picidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
186. Red-headed Woodpecker fc fc** fc fc May 31, 2020
187. Red-bellied Woodpecker c c** c c May 30 2020
188. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker fc   fc u April 27, 2020
189. Downy Woodpecker c c** c c May 30 2020
190. Hairy Woodpecker fc fc** fc fc May 30 2020
191. Northern Flicker c c** c c May 30 2020
192. Pileated Woodpecker u u** u u May 25 2020
Family Falconidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
193. American Kestrel fc fc** fc fc May 30 2020
194. Merlin u   u r April 27, 2020
195. Peregrine Falcon u   u r April 18, 2020
196. Prairie Falcon       vagrant January 27, 2018
Family Psittacidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
197. Monk Parakeet - feral colony removed fall of 2004 feral colony feral colony feral colony feral colony October 2, 2004
Family Tyrannidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
198. Great Crested Flycatcher c c** c   May 31, 2020
199. Tropical Kingbird   vagrant     June 18, 2009
200. Western Kingbird     r   August 11, 2018
201. Eastern Kingbird c c** c   May 31, 2020
202. Gray Kingbird vagrant   vagrant   November 5, 2016
203. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher r r r   May 6, 2012
204. Olive-sided Flycatcher u   r   September 15, 2019
205. Eastern Wood-Pewee c c** c   May 31, 2020
206. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher u   u   May 20 2020
207. Acadian Flycatcher fc fc** u   May 30 2020
208. Alder Flycatcher fc   u   May 25 2020
209. Willow Flycatcher u u** *   May 28 2020
210. Least Flycatcher fc   fc   May 22 2020
211. Eastern Phoebe c fc** c r May 28 2020
212. Say's Phoebe vagrant       vagrant vagrant March 17, 2013
Family Laniidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
213. Loggerhead Shrike - formally more common, regional populations crashing r r** r r August 13, 2017
214. Northern Shrike vr   r r November 29, 2019
Family Vireonidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
215. White-eyed Vireo c fc** c vr May 30 2020
216. Bell's Vireo fc u** r   May 25 2020
217. Yellow-throated Vireo fc fc** fc   May 30 2020
218. Blue-headed Vireo fc   fc   May 9, 2020
219. Philadelphia Vireo u   u   May 18, 2020
220. Warbling Vireo c c** c   May 28 2020
221. Red-eyed Vireo c c** c   May 30 2020
Family Corvidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
222. Blue Jay c c** c c May 30 2020
223. American Crow c c** c c May 30 2020
224. Fish Crow c c** c   May 31, 2020
225. Common Raven                    Steinhauer - January 10, 1901
Family Alaudidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
226. Horned Lark c c** c c May 31, 2020
Family Hirundinidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
226. Bank Swallow c fc** - local c   May 18, 2020
227. Tree Swallow c fc** c   May 31, 2020
228. Northern Rough-winged Swallow c u** - local c   May 28 2020
229. Purple Martin c c** c   May 31, 2020
230. Barn Swallow c c** c   May 31, 2020
231. Cliff Swallow c c** c   May 28 2020
232. Cave Swallow     vagrant   November 9, 2012
Family Paridae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
234. Carolina Chickadee - southern Bond & southern Fayette and all of Clinton County c c** c c May 28 2020
235. Black-capped Chickadee - restricted to northern Bond & northern Fayette County c c** c c May 30 2020
236. Tufted Titmouse c c** c c May 30 2020
Family Sittidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
237. Red-breasted Nuthatch u   u u January 3, 2020
238. White-breasted Nuthatch c c** c c May 30 2020
Family Certhiidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
239. Brown Creeper fc   fc fc April 5, 2020
Family Troglodytidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
240. Rock Wren     vagrant   November 15, 1990
241. House Wren c c** c vr May 30 2020
242. Winter Wren u   u u April 1, 2020
243. Sedge Wren u u** - colonial u vr May 9, 2020
244. Marsh Wren u r** - colonial u vr May 9, 2020
245. Carolina Wren c c** c c May 30 2020
246. Bewick's Wren vr       April 23, 2005
Family Polioptilidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
247. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher c c** c vr May 30 2020
Family Regulidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
248. Golden-crowned Kinglet c   c fc March 31, 2020
249. Ruby-crowned Kinglet c   c u May 10, 2020
Family Turdidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
250. Eastern Bluebird c c** c fc May 31, 2020
251. Veery u   u   May 11, 2020
252. Gray-cheeked Thrush fc   u   May 17, 2020
253. Swainson's Thrush c   fc   May 22 2020
254. Hermit Thrush fc   fc u April 26, 2020
255. Wood Thrush fc fc** u   May 30 2020
256. American Robin c c** c c May 30 2020
Family Mimidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
257. Gray Catbird c c** c r May 30 2020
258. Brown Thrasher c c** fc u May 30 2020
259. Northern Mockingbird fc fc** fc fc May 31, 2020
Family Sturnidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
260. European Starling - feral c c** c c May 30 2020
Family Bombycillidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
261. Cedar Waxwing c fc** c u May 28 2020
Family Passeridae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
262. House Sparrow - feral c c** c c May 30 2020
263. Eurasian Tree Sparrow - feral u - local u** - local u - local u - local January 20, 2020
Family Motacillidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
264. American Pipit c   c r May 3, 2020
265. Sprague's Pipit  vagrant       March 26, 2011
Family Fringillidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
266. Evening Grosbeak       vr circa 1990
267. House Finch - feral fc fc** fc fc May 28 2020
268. Purple Finch u   u u November 17, 2019
269. Common Redpoll     vr r February 19, 2016
270. Red Crossbill     vr vr February 17, 2018
271. White-winged Crossbill       vr March 7, 2013
272. Pine Siskin u   u u January 13, 2019
273. American Goldfinch c c** c c May 28 2020
Family Calcariidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
274. Lapland Longspur fc   fc c February 15, 2020
275. Smith's Longspur r   r   March 21, 2015
276. Snow Bunting     r u January 10, 2016
Family Passerellidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
277. Bachman's Sparrow         Vandercook circa 1922
278. Grasshopper Sparrow  u u** r   May 17, 2020
279. Lark Sparrow u r** r vr April 20, 2020
280. Chipping Sparrow c c** c r May 30 2020
281. Clay-colored Sparrow r   r   May 9, 2019
282. Field Sparrow c c** fc u May 31, 2020
283. Fox Sparrow fc   fc u March 28, 2020
284. American Tree Sparrow u   u c January 25, 2020
285. Dark-eyed Junco c   c c April 5, 2020
286. White-crowned Sparrow c   c c May 10, 2020
287. Harris's Sparrow r   r r January 20, 2019
288. White-throated Sparrow c   c c May 10, 2020
289. Vesper Sparrow u r** u vr April 11, 2020
290. LeConte's Sparrow r   u r December 27, 2016
291. Nelson's Sparrow     u   October 8, 2017
292. Henslow's Sparrow - local population crash with loss of fields in CRP vr vr** vr   August 22, 2019
293. Savannah Sparrow c   c fc May 9, 2020
294. Song Sparrow c c** c c May 31, 2020
295. Lincoln's Sparrow u   u vr May 9, 2020
296. Swamp Sparrow c   c c May 12, 2020
297. Spotted Towhee vagrant   vagrant vagrant April 20, 2008
298. Eastern Towhee c c** c u May 25 2020
Family Icteriidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
299. Yellow-breasted Chat fc fc** r   May 28 2020
Family Icteridae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
300. Yellow-headed Blackbird r   r r March 10, 2018
301. Bobolink fc r u   May 17, 2020
302. Eastern Meadowlark c c** fc fc May 30 2020
303. Western Meadowlark u r u u February 22, 2020
304. Orchard Oriole fc fc** u vr May 28 2020
305. Bullock's Oriole         Steinhauer - unlabeled specimen
306. Baltimore Oriole fc fc** fc vr May 28 2020
307. Red-winged Blackbird c c** c c May 31, 2020
308. Brown-headed Cowbird c c** c c May 31, 2020
309. Rusty Blackbird fc   fc u April 9, 2020
310. Brewer's Blackbird c   fc u April 27, 2020
311. Common Grackle c c** c c May 31, 2020
312. Great-tailed Grackle     vagrant   November 22, 2007
Family Parulidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
313. Ovenbird fc   fc   May 17, 2020
314. Worm-eating Warbler r vr vr   May 6, 2020
315. Louisiana Waterthrush u u**     May 30 2020
316. Northern Waterthrush fc   u   May 10, 2020
317. Golden-winged Warbler fc   fc   May 9, 2020
318. Blue-winged Warbler u   u   May 9, 2020
319. Black-and-white Warbler fc r** fc   May 20 2020
320. Prothonotary Warbler fc fc** u   May 28 2020
321. Tennessee Warbler c   c   May 20 2020
322. Orange-crowned Warbler u   fc r April 30, 2020
323. Nashville Warbler fc   fc vr May 10, 2020
324. Connecticut Warbler r   vr   May 20 2020
325. Mourning Warbler u   u   May 20 2020
326. Kentucky Warbler fc u** u   May 30 2020
327. Common Yellowthroat c c** c r May 31, 2020
328. Hooded Warbler r   vr   May 23, 2018
329. American Redstart c c** c   May 28 2020
330. Cape May Warbler u   u   May 18, 2020
331. Cerulean Warbler r r** vr   May 18, 2019
332. Northern Parula fc fc** fc   May 30 2020
333. Magnolia Warbler fc   c   May 20 2020
334. Bay-breasted Warbler u   fc   May 20 2020
335. Blackburnian Warbler u   u   May 20 2020
336. Yellow Warbler c c** u   May 31, 2020
337. Chestnut-sided Warbler fc   c   May 20 2020
338. Blackpoll Warbler c   r   May 25 2020
339. Black-throated Blue Warbler vr   r   September 6, 2019
340. Palm Warbler fc   fc vr May 22 2020
341. Pine Warbler fc u** u r May 18, 2020
342. Yellow-rumped Warbler c   c u May 10, 2020
343. Yellow-throated Warbler fc fc** u   May 30 2020
344. Prairie Warbler r r** vr   May 18, 2020
345. Black-throated Green Warbler fc   c   May 22 2020
346. Canada Warbler u   fc   May 20 2020
347. Wilson's Warbler fc   fc   May 22 2020
Family Cardinalidae spring nesting** fall winter most recent
348. Summer Tanager fc fc** fc   May 30 2020
349. Scarlet Tanager fc fc** fc   May 30 2020
350. Western Tanager     vagrant   October 22, 2006
351. Northern Cardinal c c** c c May 31, 2020
352. Rose-breasted Grosbeak c fc** c   May 28 2020
353. Blue Grosbeak fc fc** fc   May 31, 2020
354. Indigo Bunting c c** c r May 31, 2020
355. Dickcissel c c** u vr May 31, 2020

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