Anthus trivialis or hodgsoni? Baltic Coast. NW Poland (1 Viewer)

Ryszard

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Hi
A bird the size of pipit, flew on West, on October 12, 2020. I only recorded one call.
 

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Xenospiza

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It doesn't really sound buzzy enough for a "tree pipit". Why not A. cervinus?

Unfortunately the sonogram looks too blurry for me to check for modulations.
 

HH75

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It doesn't really sound buzzy enough for a "tree pipit". Why not A. cervinus?

Unfortunately the sonogram looks too blurry for me to check for modulations.

I don't think it sounds right for Red-throated Pipit (cervinus), though it can be difficult to judge single calls from less clear recordings. It sounds too modulated to my ear, and therefore in the ballpark of a Tree or Olive-backed Pipit. Regrettably, due to some degree of overlap in these buzzing calls, and as you say that you generated a sonogram and it was unclear, I wouldn't like to proceed further.

It is a pity that this bird didn't give any audible sip type calls, those of Tree being noticeably lower in pitch than the equivalent in Olive-backed. Living in migrant-impoverished Ireland, I lack the regular exposure to Tree Pipit that most European birders can easily attain, though I do know that these calls, if given, are very useful.
Regards,
Harry
 

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