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Blackbird ID from Northern Pakistan (1 Viewer)


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I found the lone Blackbird at Borith Lake (36°25'38" N 74°51'49" E), Northern Pakistan, on 22 November. Though Tibetan Blackbird (Turdus maximus) is fairly common at higher elevations in the region, but this one seems bit odd. Additionally I have never seen Tibetan Blackbird at this locality before. Some features may suggest female Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) (quite rare for the area).

Thanks in advance for ID confirmation.


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Grahame Walbridge

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It is a female Common Blackbird Imran. In particular, note combination of pale throat streaked darker, dark malars and mottled upper breast.

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