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Old Sunday 25th March 2018, 04:35   #1
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Thrush, Italy ?

ID please this bird photographed two weeks ago in Northern Italy by a friend of mine.
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Black-throated?

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Old Sunday 25th March 2018, 08:47   #3
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Black-throated?

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Thanks Phil,
My doubt is that the whole bill is orange!
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It suspiciously resembles a Black-throated Thrush at a first glance. However, the head does perfectly look like a male Common Blackbird. But what about the rest? I'd suggest a Blackbird with some colouration issue - partial leucism? Another possibility could be a hybrid with Fieldfare? Has there ever been a record of such a combination?
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It suspiciously resembles a Black-throated Thrush at a first glance. However, the head does perfectly look like a male Common Blackbird.
I'm not convinced it's either, or even a thrush at all - looks too small to me, more a largish warbler / robin size? Any potential escaped / feral bulbuls or something like that?
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I'm not convinced it's either, or even a thrush at all - looks too small to me, more a largish warbler / robin size? Any potential escaped / feral bulbuls or something like that?
Nutty, I remember at least one occasion where you have proven your botanical skills. Is there any possibility to ID the tree it is perching on? Then we would have an average size of the leaves as a reference...
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Can the photographer provide any more information regarding size and behaviour? Does look a bit 'off' for Black-throated but I'm struggling to come up with many alternatives.

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Look like a Black-headed Nightingale Thrush?

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Finally, it appears to be a BLACKBIRD with amazing aberration, Hans larsson said!
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Finally, it appears to be a BLACKBIRD with amazing aberration, Hans larsson said!
Cool. Would love to see a clear picture of it.

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Nutty, I remember at least one occasion where you have proven your botanical skills. Is there any possibility to ID the tree it is perching on? Then we would have an average size of the leaves as a reference...
Looks like one of the North American Crataegus species widely planted as garden shrubs.
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Looks like one of the North American Crataegus species widely planted as garden shrubs.
Id have said Pyracantha coccinea or a Pyracantha hybrid for the shrub- it is extremely small -leaved for one of the North American Crataegus planted here
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