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Bunting (cirl or rock?) - Madrid, Spain (1 Viewer)

Hi all,

I'm assuming this individual is either a cirl or rock bunting as both are present at this location (Quijorna, Madrid). In real life I felt it had a yellowish colour so was leaning towards cirl bunting. I took a couple of photos to be sure, but this was the best I could get before it flew away and, frankly, for me these bad photos only confuse matters further! I'm a relatively recent immigrant to Spain so I'm not very familiar with either species and cirl buntings have otherwise alluded me altogether so far. Can anyone help please?? Thanks!



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I'd go for cirl. Face pattern (parallel black bars), lack of pale breast/"hood" means I can't see this as rock bunting

[Edit: yes agree with the others. Seeing this on a proper screen now!]
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