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A few more Peru birds (1 Viewer)

rylirk

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Lockdown's given me a chance to go back through my bird pics from Peru in March of this year. Just wanted to make sure I had these last 8 right!

1. Raptor sp. Unidentifiable, or possibly Variable Hawk? In Cusco city centre.
2. Golden-Billed Saltator? Cusco outskirts
3. Guess this is just a Shiny Cowbird / Scrub Blackbird, just want to check its not anything more interesting! Southern Lima.
4. Female Saffron Finch? Southern Lima.
5. Just an Eared Dove? Didn't see any others with scalloping on the back like this. Southern Lima.
 

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rylirk

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6. Another eared dove? Over the beach at Pisco
7. Female Cinnamon Teal? Wetlands in Lima
8. Spotted Sandpiper? Looks like one to me but the spotlessness makes me only 97% sure ;) . Wetlands in Lima
 

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THE_FERN

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I think I agree with all your IDs. Can't really comment on 1: some careful forensics based on size might sort it out. Ditto 3: not seeing much to work with here... (Wondered if 2 was in fact a thrush as I wasn't seeing pale belly but looking closer I can make out the black hood and whitish chin: bill is stubby not just foreshortened so it is the saltator)
 

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