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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 22:32   #1
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Portugal, Algarve - bright yellow bird

We were at the Sao Lonrenco lake at Quinta do Lago today and saw the bird pictured. A lady thought it was a black-headed bunting, but 1) it should not be there and 2) the black mask looks wrong compared to Collins'. Could of course be some escaped hybrid between red-headed and black-headed.

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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 22:39   #2
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Black-headed weaver I think, escaped cage birds that have colonised the area.
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