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Old Monday 3rd October 2011, 22:32   #1
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Sweden, Gotland, 3rd of Oct 2011. Common treecreeper och short toed dito?

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Anyone has as an idea if this is a common treecreeper or a short-toed treecreeper?

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Old Monday 3rd October 2011, 23:04   #2
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Common to me - alula without extended white edge, short-ish beak, well marked supercillum up to the front of the head, no buff vent and probably some other features on wings which I don't know that well.
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Thanks a lot CerambyX!
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i'd put most weight on the strong step in the pale wingbar (left pic in the composed one). commonm treecreeper indeed. all other features are variable and overlapping, bill length is sex-dependent. call is best! and STC would be a mega on gotland...
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Old Tuesday 4th October 2011, 08:34   #5
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Thanks for the input Lou! Im very new to birding. The possibility for rookies like me to start learning through this forum is really great!
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Welcome to Bird Forum you will love it here. Nice photo's.
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Thanks John! This sure seems like a good place to visit frequently, given my very recent interest in birding. Biggest challenge for me is to learn lots of not so commonly used phrases in a non native language. Never had any tests in school with words like "supercillum", "wingbar" or "Short toed treecreeper"... but hopefully Ill pick that up as time goes by.
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Thanks John! This sure seems like a good place to visit frequently, given my very recent interest in birding. Biggest challenge for me is to learn lots of not so commonly used phrases in a non native language. Never had any tests in school with words like "supercillum", "wingbar" or "Short toed treecreeper"... but hopefully Ill pick that up as time goes by.
To help people like you, we do have the opus. On the front page is several tabs, and one of them goes to the resources page (direct link is: http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Resources_Portal). Notice here the page on Topography and the different dictionary pages.

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Just out of interest, how are the calls of these two different? I heard Treecreepers on my visit to france but I didn't notice any difference in the high-pitched and shrill whistles I was hearing.
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