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Old Thursday 2nd August 2018, 02:15   #1
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Wheatear & Sparrow

Hi All,

Both taken in Oman around Muscat in December. Please help ID.
MY best guest: Northern Wheatear & Sparrow - I don't know!

Thank in advance.
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Old Thursday 2nd August 2018, 04:44   #2
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The wheatear is a red-tailed wheatear.

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thanks Rob - impressive blog btw 👍
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Old Friday 3rd August 2018, 16:02   #4
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for the Sparrow though, it's not a House Sparrow ..
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Old Friday 3rd August 2018, 21:03   #5
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I'm wondering if the "sparrow" could be a finch? Could it be an rather displaced Yemen Linnet? Though the pp looks a little short. Unfortunately not the best pics...
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I think a washed out or underlit (depending on which pic we are talking about) Striolated bunting is the best fit.
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Now Tib has mentioned it, I also think it is a female type striolated bunting. They are resident in the area.

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