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Deb335077

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Please help with these,

1 & 2 I’m thinking Barthelot’s Pipit
3 I’m thinking the African Blue Tit
4 a guess would be Serin
5 is this the Canary Island Chiffchaff again

Please confirm or correct my guesses
Thank you
 

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Nutcracker

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Agree with them all except that the Serins are Atlantic Canaries.
Can I query how sure you are on that? The bills look quite small to me, more a Serin character. Serin is introduced & feral on Tenerife, so ID can't be done simply by its location on the Canary Islands.
 

THE_FERN

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Can I query how sure you are on that? The bills look quite small to me, more a Serin character. Serin is introduced & feral on Tenerife, so ID can't be done simply by its location on the Canary Islands.

Can we tell from tail length? These are quite long relative to wing length which I think suggests canary but I agree the bills are stubby.
 

Simon Wates

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These are definitely not Serins, head pattern is a lot more contrasting and the white ground to the lower underparts would be obvious, also tails look too long. Basically, I'm seeing Serins every day down here and no, they are not Serins :-O
 

rollingthunder

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Agree Canaries not Serins, the look is subtley different - i like the dark Blue of the Canaries Tit similiar to the ultramarinus i have seen in Maroc:t:

Laurie -
 

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