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Old Friday 20th April 2007, 09:38   #1
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Bunting - Bahrain

This bunting picture was taken today in Bahrain. Can you help with the identification.

Thanks.
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Hello Adrian!

The best I can come up with at the moment is Cinereous Bunting (Emberiza cineracea semenowi). The streaked breast and the fresh plumage indicate an adult female. Did you notice the rump colour and outer tail pattern (white-tipped).

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Hello Adrian!

The best I can come up with at the moment is Cinereous Bunting (Emberiza cineracea semenowi). The streaked breast and the fresh plumage indicate an adult female. Did you notice the rump colour and outer tail pattern (white-tipped).

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Thanks for your efforts Jan. The outer tail feathers were certainly lighter than the inners, I could not swear to them being white. Sorry I did not notice the rump.

I've just checked the Bahrain checklist and cinereous is listed as a vagrant.

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My initial thoughts were Cinerous too...

http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/14...page=1&paged=2

Scroll down to the CB photo.
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My initial thoughts were Cinerous too...

http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/14...page=1&paged=2

Scroll down to the CB photo.
Thanks for that. Incidentally my pictures will be appearing on the same site when I get home and have time to update my blog page.
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Hi In my opinion the others are right adult female Cinerous Bunting
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I've just checked the Bahrain checklist and cinereous is listed as a vagrant.
AJDH...I think CB occurs more frequently than suggested. I know that in Israel they are seen more and more these days (still hardly common). Whether that's down to range expansion or increased observer coverage is anyone's guess.... a nice bird and as always a great photo
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Hi there,

Last week we saw several Cinereous bunting passing through Kuwait, which it does with regularity at this time of year.

I suspect it may occur more in Bahrain than was previously thought.

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Hi there,

Last week we saw several Cinereous bunting passing through Kuwait, which it does with regularity at this time of year.

I suspect it may occur more in Bahrain than was previously thought.

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Thanks for that Sean. I'll check with the Bahrain bird recorder when he gets back from the UK tomorrow.

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AJDH...I think CB occurs more frequently than suggested. I know that in Israel they are seen more and more these days (still hardly common). Whether that's down to range expansion or increased observer coverage is anyone's guess.... a nice bird and as always a great photo
Thanks Bubbs I'll check tomorrow.
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Thanks Bubbs I'll check tomorrow.

Stunning blog, photos are breathtaking...
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Stunning blog, photos are breathtaking...
Thanks for the comment, most are hosted here but there are a few pictures that aren't.
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