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  1. Abraham Shokouhi

    Pratincole ID, Iran

    Please help to identify this bird. I saw it last Friday on a wetland in the south of Tehran and I'm doubtful whether this bird is Collard Pratincole or Black-winged Pratincole. I tried to take pictures at an angle that identifying tail and wings length is easier. Also, I added some pictures from...
  2. Abraham Shokouhi

    Wader ID2 - Tehran, Iran

    Please help me ID these Waders. I saw them in the same place and day as the Wader ID 1. Except for Whimbrels, I guess Dunlin, Curlew SP, LS/Sanderling, or Temminck's Stint. Due to LQ of pics, I attached a series of them to make the ID easier.
  3. Abraham Shokouhi

    Wader ID 1 - Tehran, Iran

    Please help me ID these Waders. I saw them some days ago in a wetland in the S of Tehran. I guess GSP in breeding plumage, Dunlin, Red-necked Ph. LS/Sanderling, or Temminck's Stint.
  4. Abraham Shokouhi

    Warbler ID, Iran

    Thank you Deb Burhinus and Andyb39.
  5. Abraham Shokouhi

    Warbler ID, Iran - Sykes's?

    Thank you KenM and Deb Burhinus.
  6. Abraham Shokouhi

    Warbler ID, Iran - Sykes's?

    Please help me to ID this warble. I saw it in the south of Teran in July and recorded its songthey were more than 2-3. Is it Sykes's or Eastern Olivaceous?
  7. Abraham Shokouhi

    Warbler ID, Iran

    Would you please help me with ID? I saw this tree warble and some others from the same species in an almost small park in the south of Tehran in Jun. I also observed one recently fledged chick that parents feed it. I recorded two parts of its song and hope it could help. PS: my friends believe...
  8. Abraham Shokouhi

    Falcon ID, Iran

    Thank you Tom and Jefferson.
  9. Abraham Shokouhi

    Warbler ID, Iran - Willow?

    Thank you Shane, Rafael, and especially Simon :)
  10. Abraham Shokouhi

    Warbler ID, Iran - Willow?

    Well, there is another low-quality out of the focused photo that I attached. I saw some chiffchaffs one day before this photo but not in the same area (not in mountains, in the plain) and for comparing I put a chiffchaff photo, too. Hope it could help
  11. Abraham Shokouhi

    Falcon ID, Iran

    Would you please help to ID this falcon? My friend took these pictures while the falcon thermal exactly on sun glare and looking at us but we could not see it very well as it was around noon and we were sun gazed. After editing overexposed photos it looks more like Peregrin for us since it has...
  12. Abraham Shokouhi

    Warbler ID, Iran - Willow?

    There is not enough information about birds in Iran and odd observation is possible. Let me know about the legs color. They are not black and are almost light flesh with no dark parts. At least legs not looks Chiffchaff.
  13. Abraham Shokouhi

    Warbler ID, Iran - Willow?

    I saw this warbler last week in SW of Iran where the temperature is almost mild in winter. I think it is Wilow warbler but my friends believe its p.p is not long enough for the willow. Would you please help me. Sorry, the quality is low since it was far and the photo is overexposed. I tried to...
  14. Abraham Shokouhi

    Pipit ID,SW of Iran

    On 27 Jan 2020 with two other birdwatchers. It was very interesting for me to see below species all in one area: Steppe Eagle Long-legged Buzzard Common Kestrel falcon sp. Eurasian Blue Tit Crested Lark Pale Crag Martin Willow Warbler Scrub Warbler Eastern Rock Nuthatch Black Redstart Blue Rock...
  15. Abraham Shokouhi

    Pipit ID,SW of Iran

    I saw this pipit in mountainous part in the SW of Iran where the weather is not cold. It seems like long-billed pipit but some how looks tawny pipit. Please help me to id.
  16. Abraham Shokouhi

    Northern Goshawk? Iran

    Please help me to ID this bird that I saw today in Tehran. The way it flys and thermals was not like a sparrowhawk as it was in bigger circles and mostly with open wings with rapidly soaring and very fast got a point in the sky. I think it is northern goshawk and not a sparrowhawk. Wings are...
  17. Abraham Shokouhi

    Caspian Gull? Tehran, Iran

    Thank you. I attached an open winged photo.
  18. Abraham Shokouhi

    Caspian Gull? Tehran, Iran

    I am almost sure that all 3 gulls are Caspian but the middle one has a different size, bill shape, and color. Would you please help me to know more about them.
  19. Abraham Shokouhi

    Wheatear ID, Hume or Variable?

    I saw this wheatear two days ago in the evening in SE of Tehran, Iran on a hillside. I am doubtful whether it is Variable or Hume.
  20. Abraham Shokouhi

    Warbler ID, Iran - Willow?

    Please help me to ID this warbler. Primary and supercilium look like Willow but I am not sure due to dark leg. I saw it last week in the Zagros Mountain range in central west of Iran. They were more than 20 and I guess they were migrating to the south. The second photo is most likely...
  21. Abraham Shokouhi

    Strange Barn Swallow

    My friend saw this swallow in the northeast of Iran. I did not see this individual but there were some breeder Barn Swallows. The white neck ring and the white back and rump are not usual. I asked from Iran Bird Committee and they answered they don have such record before. Is it a hybrid with...
  22. Abraham Shokouhi

    Wheatear ID

    I and other birders saw this wheatear (probably Finsches) in Zagros Mtn. Range in Iran about one month ago. I have never seen a wheatear in this color. Why the head is too white? Can anyone help please.
  23. Abraham Shokouhi

    Eagle ID, Persian Gulf

    Many thanks for your help :)
  24. Abraham Shokouhi

    Eagle ID, Persian Gulf

    I will be appreciated if you help me with ID these two eagles. I saw them about 3 weeks ago near the Persian Gulf in the south of Iran flying close to each other. My friends believe that they are Steppe Eagle but I think Greater Spotted Eagle is also another possibility. Please let me know your...
  25. Abraham Shokouhi

    Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew and...?

    Thanks for your help. Cheers Abraham
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