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Moorland bird identification (1 Viewer)


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I was wondering whether anyone could tell me what this bird (spotted on the edge of moorland in central Scotland) is? (Sorry for the poor quality photos).

I wondered whether it was a juvenile raptor or game bird of some sort, or even a cuckoo (which I've heard nearby), but nothing I've looked up seems quite right.


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Thanks, Richard, for the quick ID - quite obvious now that I see it - don't know why I didn't think of that.

Hopefully I'll manage some more exciting sightings once travel further afield is back on the agenda!

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