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Help with bird ID in Bhutan (1 Viewer)

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This was taken up in the Lepela and Lawalla Pass area in Bhutan, in the Black mountains that form part of the foothills of the Himalaya mountains.
Could anyone assist with the identification please?
 

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Caveat: I'm a Bhutan noob ;-)

I'm looking at Inskipps/Grimmett 'Birds of Bhutan' and I would vote for Steppe (tho the head seems short and I see some wing chord thinning at wrist?).
Light chin, single white underwing panel and extensive underside barring point to Steppe.

Nice catch either way!
 
Caveat: I'm a Bhutan noob ;-)

I'm looking at Inskipps/Grimmett 'Birds of Bhutan' and I would vote for Steppe (tho the head seems short and I see some wing chord thinning at wrist?).
Light chin, single white underwing panel and extensive underside barring point to Steppe.

Nice catch either way!
Thank you, the head may look short as it was trying to look down my lens methinks! It would seem by the feedback I'm getting here and elsewhere that it is a Steppe, happy for me as it's a first here in Bhutan, I have seen them before in Africa.
Again, thank you!
 
Thank you, the head may look short as it was trying to look down my lens methinks! It would seem by the feedback I'm getting here and elsewhere that it is a Steppe, happy for me as it's a first here in Bhutan, I have seen them before in Africa.
Again, thank you!
We were there in November (not exclusively birding)… would love to go back!
 
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