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Old Monday 14th September 2020, 20:37   #1
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Sparrow from the Canary Islands

Maspalomas (Gran Canaria), 23th August, 2020.

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Old Monday 14th September 2020, 21:16   #2
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Isn't this some sort of non-breeding plumage of a weaver species? I have no idea which weavers are established on Gran Canaria but I'm fairly sure there will be some. I saw bishops at Maspalomas way back in the early 80s.

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Isn't this some sort of non-breeding plumage of a weaver species? I have no idea which weavers are established on Gran Canaria but I'm fairly sure there will be some. I saw bishops at Maspalomas way back in the early 80s.

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Could be but I can't personally rule out a poorly marked female sparrow: presumably Spanish.
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Incredible how similar can look a sparrow female and a weaver female. By probability I suppose it should be a sparrow, but who knows.
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I can't see why it isn't a Spanish Sparrow
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I can't see why it isn't a Spanish Sparrow. Wing bars rule out most weavers too, I think
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