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    Hello from Japan.

    Thank you all for your warm welcoming!
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    Rare rock-thrush in Izumo, Japan ?

    Thank you ! I am once again sorry for these terrible pictures, I could not do better. It had indeed a much more thrush-y appearance, in terms of silhouette, posture, and size. The colours could match the Brown-headed thrush. One of my guides also shows pictures in which the white rim is clearly...
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    Rare rock-thrush in Izumo, Japan ?

    Thank you for your reply! I am really glad to have your help, folks |=)| If I mentioned the Eversmann's redstart, it was only because of its reddish throat (black for the male Daurian) and the white patch apparently on the rim of the primary coverts (secondaries and tertials for the Daurian)...
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    Rare rock-thrush in Izumo, Japan ?

    The Japanese robin is noticeably grey-white from the end of the breast to the belly. It is a bit smaller and more compact, and the bill is also much shorter. It is generally quite wary, and dwells more in shady broadleaf forests. I would not expect it to show up among dwellings in a coastal town :/
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    Hello from Japan.

    Hello everyone, I have been reading the forum for a while, but never posted before. My name is Taka and I am based in Kyoto, Japan. Passionate about zoology, my partner and I are enthusiastic birders. We are on an diligent (but endless?) quest to fill our local checklist. Long is the road...
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    Rare rock-thrush in Izumo, Japan ?

    The male in the picture could potentially resemble the Eversmann's redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus), but it is not found south of Hokkaido. The only redstart commonly found around there would be the Daurian redstart (Phoenicurus auroreus), and like the others, they are winter visitors and...
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    Rare rock-thrush in Izumo, Japan ?

    Dear all, Last week-end, as I was birding in Izumo, on the north-western coast of Honshu (Japan), I saw what at first looked like a female Blue-rock thrush (Monticola solitarius philippensis), quite common along the sea. But then the male came along, and despite that its silhouette and flight...
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