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long billed or Tawny pipit? Jeddah (1 Viewer)

jstanleyg

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Hmmm, I'd expect buffier under parts and more streaking on the nape for Long-billed, but the median coverts and long hind claw don't look right for Tawny. And yet, the lores look right for Tawny. Do you have any other shots that show the chest? Was there any streaking on the breast?

EDIT: the median coverts look good for Tawny, I just checked other images. My field guide over exaggerates the black coverts.
 
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CARERY

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Except for the long hind claw everything looks spot on for Tawny IMO. Can they have such long claws?
 

Grahame Walbridge

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Except for the long hind claw everything looks spot on for Tawny IMO. Can they have such long claws?

Hind claw of Tawny Pipit usually <12mm but exceptionally up to 13.4: hind toe is c10mm. Long-billed hind claw is 7.7-10.9 (Demongin).

Tawny IMO too for reasons already cited, albeit with a particularly long hind claw.

Grahame
 

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