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Old Thursday 13th June 2019, 13:21   #1
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Rock Thrush prey item

On my this morning's hike in the mountains I came across this Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush carrying a large prey item that (due to my poor photos) I can't identify. It doesn't look like a lizard to me, is it a new-born mammal (vole for example?) or a naked fledgling (Dunnock, Water Pipit, Citril Finch, Goldfinch and Wheatear breeding nearby)?
What does the team think?
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Old Thursday 13th June 2019, 14:34   #2
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My guess would be a newt, with that orangey belly.
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Of course, spot on Nutty, Triturus alpestris has an orange belly, I have only seen them from above before and had forgotten that, thanks!
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Of course, spot on Nutty, Triturus alpestris has an orange belly, I have only seen them from above before and had forgotten that, thanks!
Yes it does, here's one of mine from Serbia in a similar though less terminal posture.
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