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    Passerine bird identification, Northwest Turkey

    Thank you all for the contributions. My preference for the moment, is to classify this as unidentified. I will have a chance to visit the same spot in the coming days. If I see them again, I will try to take more pictures from various angles. I will post here if I can do so.
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    Passerine bird identification, Northwest Turkey

    As for the precise location; here is the geographically European part of Turkey, or Southeastern Europe, by another expression. I checked the distribution in ebird. Rock sparrow is unlikely to be there, but that would not be a shocking record, I think :-). As for the yellow-throated sparrow, it...
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    Passerine bird identification, Northwest Turkey

    These rocks are at the outskirts of a residential area. First I thought these to be ortolan buntings, but nesting in rocks is not something they do, as far as I could find. Then I thought of house sparrows, but the well-defined whiteness at the throat did not fit. Then I thought of rock...