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    Is this a red kite? Northwest Turkey.

    In Northwest Turkey, the geographically European part of Turkey, this bird was migrating with several black kites towards Bulgaria. Do you think this photo qualifies to define it as a red kite? The date is this month, April 2022. Thanks in advance.
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    Is this a rough-legged hawk/buzzard? - Northwest Turkey

    Common buzzards are common in this area in winter, but there are also previous sightings of the rough-legged hawk/buzzard. The pale part on the upper tail seemed big to me for a common buzzard. Then a rough-legged? (Northwest Turkey, yesterday, January 29th.) Thanks in advance,
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    Passerine bird identification-Northwest Turkey

    These photos are from the same area, same day. The first two photos are of the same bird. I think it is a eurasian linnet, but I have some doubt on the bill. Is it too big for a linnet? Any other alternatives for this bird? There are three birds in the third photo, I marked them. These were part...
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    Could this be a moustached warbler? Istanbul, Turkey

    I saw a sedge warbler and this bird that I am asking, in the same place. Comparing this to the sedge warbler, it has a whiter supercilium and whiter underparts, and I sensed it to be bigger than the sedge warbler in the field. These are in favor of the moustached warbler. On the other hand, the...
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    Raptor identification - Northwest Turkey

    Can you help me identify these raptors. There were two of them, soaring together. Photos can be of the same bird, or one for each, I cannot tell now. I think they look like common buzzards, but: i) they were soaring very high, not a height that I am used to see the common buzzards ii) ground...
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    Semi-collared or collared flycatcher? Istanbul, Turkey

    Photos are of the same bird. The collar is large, but does not make a full round, that's why I cannot decide. Date is April 2021, location is Istanbul, urban area.
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    Raptor identification-Northwest Turkey

    Is it possible to identify this raptor from this angle and with this photo quality? The second photo is just to show the habitat. Thank you,
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    Which pipit? - Northwest Turkey

    They were a small group, on the ground. Flew up to the trees when they realized me. Altitude is around 700 m. Northwest Turkey, July 2021. Thanks,
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    Could this be a rosy starling? Northwest Turkey.

    Not a good photo, I know. But considering the form and the darker and lighter parts, I cannot match it with any bird other than rosy starling. Can there be other alternatives? Date is June 2020, location is Northwest Turkey.
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    Raptor identification-Northwest Turkey

    Could you please help me identify these. Photos were taken at the same location and at the same time, but the bird disappeared for a while, and I am not 100% sure that they are the same. May 2021, Northwest Turkey. Thanks in advance,
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