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Espanola, Ontario I took this today, it has a beak that is too long for a sparrow???? (1 Viewer)

Bird Brainer

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Espanola, Ontario, Canada These markings look like a sparrow, but the beak does not fit the bill? October 3, 2022 Again, many thanks!!!


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Alexander Stöhr

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your bird seems a species, that I know from Europe. Jizz and colouration seems good for a member of the "Water Pipit" group. So I think its an American Buff-bellied Pipit by location.
Only the rusty-caramell hues are notable for me only with experience with european Rock and Water Pipits., but they are present in Buff-bellied Pipits due to literature and a quick search.
In Europe, there a few passerines with long tertials, (nearly) totally cloaking the wing like in your bird. These are Pipits and Wagtails.

But as always: better wait for confirmation or correction. Thanks!

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