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Coue's Arctic Redpoll, D&G, Scotland

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Old Sunday 13th April 2014, 14:39   #1
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Coue's Arctic Redpoll, D&G, Scotland

A member of the public came into work today with this photo (this is a photo of the photo) of a redpoll which was with 3 lesser on Friday & Saturday.

I first though mealy but then I thought its very pale, very fine streaking on breast and what seems to be a very fine bill made me lead towards Coue's Arctic.

Any ideas?

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Old Sunday 13th April 2014, 15:04   #2
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Is it in an aviary?

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Old Sunday 13th April 2014, 15:29   #3
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Is that not just the reflection of the guy photographing the photo
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no, its a pic taken of a picture on a ipad.
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Old Sunday 13th April 2014, 19:54   #5
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another picture if it helps
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I'd say too large bill for Arctic and streaking on flanks also in the Mealy side. Some exilipes are not so obvious but utc's are not showing...
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I'd be surprised if it wasn't heading Icelandwards - though hard to prove
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Old Monday 14th April 2014, 21:25   #8
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pic of the rump taken today if this helps

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pic of the rump taken today if this helps

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Rump is ok for Arctic but into other hand those flank streaks are huge and not really fitting Arctic.
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I still think pale Icelandic is the best fit - its also very long-winged
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Old Tuesday 15th April 2014, 13:15   #11
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I still think pale Icelandic is the best fit - its also very long-winged
Could be. We get similar "pale Mealy Redpolls" in Finland regularly, but who knows if they're from Iceland.
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the only other pics I have,

Probably leaning towards Janes suggesting of icelandica
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