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Old Thursday 9th October 2014, 17:04   #1
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Twite? Scotland

Hope someone might be able to help to ID this bird sighted on Handa Island in Scotland in early August this year. Possibly a Twite?

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Twite indeed. Welcome to Birdforum!
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yes twite and shows the feature,s nicely in the photo.
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yes twite and shows the feature,s nicely in the photo.
Thanks everyone. Do you know if it is male, female or a juvenile/immature?
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I believe that the extent of pinkish colouration on the rump patch would need to be seen to sex it & the wear / moult limit on the greater coverts to be visible to determine age.
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I believe that the extent of pinkish colouration on the rump patch would need to be seen to sex it & the wear / moult limit on the greater coverts to be visible to determine age.
Unfortunately did not get a different view. Thanks any way
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