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    Another thrush ID from Northern Pakistan

    Thank you andyb39 and Grahame for clarifying. I should have been bit obvious for the calls in the field.
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    S Thailand raptor

    Size would be a good indicator, but the images give me marsh harrier vibes.
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    Another thrush ID from Northern Pakistan

    I spotted this thrush mixed with Common Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) and Black-throated Thrushes (Turdus atrogularis) at Borith Lake (36°26'6" N 74°51'40" E, in Northern parts of Pakistan), on 25 November. Unfortunately I was not able to get some clear shots of the bird, the breast/belly...
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    Blackbird ID from Northern Pakistan

    Thank you so much for the confirmation and pointers. An addition to my birding list. :)
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    Blackbird ID from Northern Pakistan

    I found the lone Blackbird at Borith Lake (36°25'38" N 74°51'49" E), Northern Pakistan, on 22 November. Though Tibetan Blackbird (Turdus maximus) is fairly common at higher elevations in the region, but this one seems bit odd. Additionally I have never seen Tibetan Blackbird at this locality...
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    Pipit ID from Northern Pakistan

    Thank you Joern Lehmhus, Nutcracker and Alexander Stöhr, thank you for the the help in identification. Meadow Pipit has been recorded as a vagrant or rare winter visitor to north western parts of Pakistan (south west of the current spotting), but I am not aware of any latest records from the...
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    Pipit ID from Northern Pakistan

    Thank you, I also deduced the ID in a similar way :)
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    Pipit ID from Northern Pakistan

    I spotted this pipit near some Water Pipits (Anthus spinoletta), yesterday (16 November) at Borith Lake (36°26'6" N 74°51'40" E) in the northern areas of Pakistan. We usually get numerous Water, with few Buff-bellied Pipits during this time of the year. My first impression was this might be...
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    Raptor ID for Northern Pakistan

    Thank you for the confirmation :)
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    Raptor ID for Northern Pakistan

    I spotted this high flying raptor at Borith Lake (36°25'48" N 74°51'40" E at 2,700 m.a.s.l.), in the northern region of Pakistan on 11th of October. The weather was quite windy and cloudy. At first glance this seems like Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus), which is bit unusual for the...
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    Acrocephalus Warbler from northern Pakistan

    And this set of 5 images show larger birds.
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    Acrocephalus Warbler from northern Pakistan

    These 2 birds might also be Blyth, but something seems unusual.
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    Acrocephalus Warbler from northern Pakistan

    During last few days I spotted a number of reed-warblers at Borit Lake (36°26'7" N 74°51'40" E), in northern Pakistan. A majority of these Acrocephalus Warbler appear to be Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum), but I can see some variation among the individuals. Here I want to post a...
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    Raptor ID for Northern Pakistan

    Thank you for the response, but the structure of nostrils and bill gap seems bit odd for Steppe Eagle. Just to be clear, here is a closeup of the head.
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    Raptor ID for Northern Pakistan

    During the passage migration, we get lots of Black Kites in Hunza Valley, in the Northern Pakistan. I was just going through the images of last autumn passage from September 2019, lumped among the numerous Black Kite images saw this one. Seems bit odd for a Kite, but unfortunately this is the...
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    Serious needed with Buzzard Identification

    Thank you jalid and andy, as you highlighted. The splitting of these buzzards is extremely troublesome for identification. As all 3 candidate species are possible in the area, so features-wise, I can find any buzzard I want based on some features. But on a closer look the same buzzard also...
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    Confirmation of Kestrel ID from Northern Pakistan

    Thank for the cofirmation.
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    Confirmation of Kestrel ID from Northern Pakistan

    As I was going through my images, saw this image of, what I assume is a Common Kestrel from October 2018, captured at Borit (36°25'36.084" N 74°51'40.128" E), Hunza, Pakistan. But I can see that the banding on the tail is much broader, compared to common kestrel or I am just over-emphasizing on...
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    Serious needed with Buzzard Identification

    Thank you so much for going though all the images and providing some very useful information. I also couldn't find any information about dark morphs in Himalayan Buzzard. For the time being your IDs will be my final results and will update my data accordingly. Yes, I have seen active migration...
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    Thrush ID from Northern Pakistan

    No Grahame, unfortunately these are the only shot, no upper parts.
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