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Emberiza Citrinella or Cirlus (Central Spain) (1 Viewer)

JLRamos

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Spain
Hello everyone

I would appreciate help in identifying this Emberiza. I have a doubt between Citrinella or Cirlus.

Pictures were taken this morning in Guadalajara, Spain, in an area of riparian forest

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy end of the year and many new birds to share in 2021

thanks in advance
 

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Alexander Stöhr

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Hello,
welcome to birdforum!
Your bird is a Cirl Bunting, please note:
-narrow, but clear-cut parallel stripes bordering ear-coverts, leaving just a narrow pale area (I must admit your bird could show an id-friendlier head pattern)
-dark moustachial stripe reaches the bill and is clear-cut in the loral are (clear visible in picture 700)
-sharp, narrow streaks to the breast
-breast sides could show an id-friendlier orange tone, but colour is within variation for Cirl.
 

JLRamos

Member
Spain
Hello,
welcome to birdforum!
Your bird is a Cirl Bunting, please note:
-narrow, but clear-cut parallel stripes bordering ear-coverts, leaving just a narrow pale area (I must admit your bird could show an id-friendlier head pattern)
-dark moustachial stripe reaches the bill and is clear-cut in the loral are (clear visible in picture 700)
-sharp, narrow streaks to the breast
-breast sides could show an id-friendlier orange tone, but colour is within variation for Cirl.
Thanks you so much :D
 

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