Without further ado, Hammond's for me: short tail and clear eye ring, with contrast between head and upper back, small all-dark bill (or beak); Least is out of normal range. We'll never know, of course.
... al with-oute, the mewe is peynted grene, In which were peynted alle thise false foules, As beth thise tidifs, tercelets, and oules,... and pyes....
Kantorilode: Birds of Japan
Last edited by Charles Harper : Friday 14th May 2004 at 00:20.