RCSP

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AcronymDefinition
RCSPRate Controlled Static Priority
RCSPRecovery Community Services Program (Rockville, Maryland)
RCSPRiverbed Certified Solutions Professional (Riverbed Technology, Inc.)
RCSPRussian-Chinese Strategic Partnership (est. 1996)
RCSPRufous-Crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps bird species)
RCSPRemote Call Service Position
RCSPResting Calcaneal Stance Position (podiatry)
RCSPRelaxed Calcaneal Stance Position (podiatry)
RCSPReceiving and Concealing Stolen Property (legal charge)
RCSPReinforced Concrete Sewer Pipe (infrastructure)
RCSPRadar Calibration Spheres Project
RCSPRadar Control & Status Panel
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of detections All birds 210 American goldfinch Carduelis tristis 6 American robin Turdus migratorius 1 American tree sparrow Spizella arborea 30 Bewick's wren Thryomanes bewickii 2 Dark-eyed junco Junco hyemalis 1 Eastern meadowlark Sturnella magna 5 European starling Sturnus vulgaris 1 Field sparrow Spizella pusilla 6 Harris's sparrow Zonotrichia querula 4 Horned lark Eremophila alpestris 11 Lapland longspur Calcarius lapponicus 1 Loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus 5 McCown's longspur Calcarius mccownii 1 Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis 2 Rufous-crowned sparrow Aimophila ruficeps 5 Red-winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus 9 Song sparrow Melospiza melodia 6 Spotted towhee Pipilo maculatus 1 Unknown spp.
There were five bird species which were either ubiquitous or seemed to have a random distribution (the Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata, the Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps, the Lucifer Hummingbird Calothorax ruficeps, the Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens and the Yellow-rumped Warbler).
The remaining species were either ubiquitous (the Ash-throated Flycatcher, the Greenish Elaenia, the Empidonax Flycatcher and the Bewick=s Wren) or less predictable in their distribution due to between-year differences in the same season (the Rufous-crowned Sparrow and the Ladder-backed Woodpecker).
In addition, six species differed in their habitat use between the two autumns and therefore were considered to have unpredictable distributions (the Orange-crowned Warbler, the Black-headed Grosbeak, the Yellow-breasted Chat, the Rufous-crowned Sparrow, the Lucifer Hummingbird, the Magnificent Hummingbird and the Yellow-rumped Warbler).
The Yellow Warbler, the Rufous-crowned Sparrow and the Brown-headed Cowbird had unpredictable distributions.
For species of residents with >10 captures (n = 6), captures of crissal thrashers, cactus wrens, and black-throated sparrows did not differ between arroyos and uplands (P = 0.610, 0.780, and 0.420, respectively), whereas verdins, rufous-crowned sparrows, and canyon towhees were caught more often in arroyos (P = 0.002, <0.001, and <0.001, respectively).
This might explain why some species of residents, such as canyon towhees and rufous-crowned sparrows were never captured in uplands, although they use upland habitats for breeding (Kozma, 1995; Kozma and Mathews, 1997).
California kingsnakes were also the most frequently documented predator of nests of rufous-crowned sparrows (Aimophila ruficeps) at upland sites in central San Diego County (Morrison and Bolger, 2002).