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Old Saturday 29th October 2011, 14:21   #1
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I thought it weas a starling

While on a recent trip to Cyprus, managed a list of nearly 70 species, but on the second week Helen my wife said a starling has just landed on the next villa, I grabbed my camera with 300mm plus 1.4 converter, took a couple of shots, when I told one of birdlife cyprus he said that is good as starlings are quite scarce over here. When I was back in the UK and put them onto computer, I got a shock, I will post a picture. best regards MC hope you have seen my report.
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Old Saturday 29th October 2011, 14:27   #2
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It's a female (or a young) Blue Rock Thrush.

edit: looking again there does seem to be a gape-line showing. So perhaps it is a juvenile...

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Old Saturday 29th October 2011, 14:29   #3
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Old Saturday 29th October 2011, 14:55   #4
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agreed - very nice bird.
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Old Saturday 29th October 2011, 15:03   #5
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It's a female (or a young) Blue Rock Thrush.

edit: looking again there does seem to be a gape-line showing. So perhaps it is a juvenile...
Yes it is a youngster,but it was a lovely shock when I saw it on computer, as someone on another forum said, dont take any thing for granteds. thanks guys. MC
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