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RE: Unknown Bird
We'd like to use this in our Your Questions Answered pages - as such could you email the original image to firstname.lastname@example.orgMany thanks
RE: Unknown Bird
Hello thereThe long supercillium, general greeny-yellow colour, and long primary projection and tail all add up to Willow Warbler.
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Stonechat ID quiz
IT’S a fresh mid-October morning, and a stiff breeze blowing in from the Continent brings with it the promise of exciting migrants from all points east. After locating a few expected species in coastal scrub, your attention is drawn to a small, plump-looking passerine which pops up on a barbed wire fence. It’s almost certainly going to be a stonechat, but as you bring it into sharp focus you realise this oddity is a somewhat pale version of the local birds, looking distinctly peachy below and unstreaked on the rump. What exactly is it? You mentally scroll through images of Whinchat, European Stonechat and Siberian Stonechat, and realise you’ll need to pay attention to detail to correctly nail it. Now the fun begins ...
Once you’ve digested Andy Stoddart’s expert advice in the October ID photo guide to European and Siberian Stonechats (buy your October issue here) and have worked out the answer, let us know the identity of this mystery bird. The first randomly chosen reader with the correct answer will win a copy of Advanced Bird ID Guide by Nils Van Duivendijk (Bloomsbury, 2010).