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An unknown bird in Silesian city Gliwice in Poland (1 Viewer)

Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
Europe
Linnets are brown or grey.
Thank you but I do know what a Linnet looks like ;). It wasn’t on your very extensive (varied!) list which is why I mentioned it, your bird (or memory of it) doesn’t fit any wild European bird that I, nor anyone else on this thread, has been able to think of and that’s a fair amount of pooled experience! I think you will probably have to let this one go, maybe it was an exotic escape but as for a figurine made out of styrofoam, often toys and figurines don’t depict the plumage of actual birds. The fact that you haven’t been able to match the memory of the bird with any image in a guide book or online might suggest some gaps in the memory.
 

Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
Thank you but I do know what a Linnet looks like ;). It wasn’t on your very extensive (varied!) list which is why I mentioned it, your bird (or memory of it) doesn’t fit any wild European bird that I, nor anyone else on this thread, has been able to think of and that’s a fair amount of pooled experience! I think you will probably have to let this one go, maybe it was an exotic escape but as for a figurine made out of styrofoam, often toys and figurines don’t depict the plumage of actual birds. The fact that you haven’t been able to match the memory of the bird with any image in a guide book or online might suggest some gaps in the memory.

You’re dead right there Deb, as suggested way back in Post no.6!
A thank you to all the people who have tried to help would be nice..........
 

Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
Europe
You’re dead right there Deb, as suggested way back in Post no.6!

Way back in post 6, some of us still had hope o:D

(I agree that a ‘thanks’ doesn’t go amiss but I’ve learnt from my own experience on these ID threads, OPs often don’t even come back to acknowledge you’ve ID’d the bird for them, let alone post a polite ‘thank you ’!)
 

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