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Wheatear ID from Al Ain, UAE, 04.12.2019.

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Old Wednesday 4th December 2019, 06:33   #1
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Wheatear ID from Al Ain, UAE, 04.12.2019.

Hi all,
I'm a little confused with this Wheatear!
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
Cheers
Peter
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It’s very warm breasted despite some scaling on the mantle and greyish tones on the nape - the ear covs are also very rich orangey brown on my monitor - I’m by no means an expert and have only seen 2 eastern BEW (a lot more pieds) but I think melanoleuca should be taken into account
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