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Old Sunday 16th April 2006, 15:44   #1
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Bird with yellow eye ring Saudi Arabia

Today at work I spotted three birds I could not identify. They reminded me of a bunting, almost yellowhammer. The most distinct feature was a yellow eye ring and yellow throat. It made the bird look as if it had goggles on. The head was a greenish/yellow and it seemed to trn chestnut on the lower abdomen. The bill and feet were both pink. Sorry I don't have a picture but cameras are not allowed at work.

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Old Sunday 16th April 2006, 17:32   #2
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Hi Adrian,

Sounds like an Ortolan Bunting, which I guess would be passing through your area on migration.
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Old Sunday 16th April 2006, 17:37   #3
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Ortolan seems the most likely fit to me as well.
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Hi Adrian,

Sounds like an Ortolan Bunting, which I guess would be passing through your area on migration.
I have just checked the database and it does look similar. Mine had a lot of yellow on the throat but I'm not sure how good the colours are on the database picture.

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Old Sunday 16th April 2006, 18:31   #5
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Which possible makes it an Ortolan Bunting.

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