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Open field Bird ID (1 Viewer)

leekc

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Please help to ID this bird. It was foraging with the Paddyfield Pipit in an open field.
 

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leekc

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Thank you Pauls and MJB for your response.

This bird was sighted at the open field beside Jurong Lake Gardens, Singapore on the 1st April 2022.

As for the image size, it is severely cropped as I couldn't get a closer shot / clearer shot.
hope the bigger re-sized file helps.

size of bird is about the same as the Paddyfield pipit and is fatter.
plumage is more uniform brown and darker than the pipit.

shall go back to get more of it and hopefully it is still there, which I suspect is an migratory bird.
 

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leekc

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A larger-sized image would also be most helpful!
MJB
Thank you Pauls and MJB for your response.
This bird was sighted at the open field beside Jurong Lake Gardens, Singapore on the 1st April 2022.
As for the image size, it is severely cropped as I couldn't get a closer shot / clearer shot.
hope the bigger re-sized file helps.
size of bird is about the same as the Paddyfield pipit and is fatter.
plumage is more uniform brown and darker than the pipit.
shall go back to get more of it and hopefully it is still there, which I suspect is an migratory bird.

I got a better picture today (4th Apr 2022) as attached.
Could it be a Olived-backed Pipit?
 

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CARERY

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Thank you Pauls and MJB for your response.
This bird was sighted at the open field beside Jurong Lake Gardens, Singapore on the 1st April 2022.
As for the image size, it is severely cropped as I couldn't get a closer shot / clearer shot.
hope the bigger re-sized file helps.
size of bird is about the same as the Paddyfield pipit and is fatter.
plumage is more uniform brown and darker than the pipit.
shall go back to get more of it and hopefully it is still there, which I suspect is an migratory bird.

I got a better picture today (4th Apr 2022) as attached.
Could it be a Olived-backed Pipit?
Surely not an Olive-backed - e.g. the legs are way too long. It's one of the large pipits. The bill looks weak so I think Blyth's is a candidate. But not sure...
 

Grahame Walbridge

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It's a rather straghtforward Paddyfield Pipit which is the default in Singapore. Combination of plain upper parts, solidly marked auriculars, slight bill and short tail confirm. Difficult to ascertain a loral stripe from the last image but that's not an issue as it can be lacking. Neither Richard's or Blyth's have been recorded in Singapore.

Grahame
 

leekc

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It's a rather straghtforward Paddyfield Pipit which is the default in Singapore. Combination of plain upper parts, solidly marked auriculars, slight bill and short tail confirm. Difficult to ascertain a loral stripe from the last image but that's not an issue as it can be lacking. Neither Richard's or Blyth's have been recorded in Singapore.

Grahame
thank you Grahame for this inputs and your ID of this bird as the common Paddyfield Pipit that we see often on the open field here.
I have taken many pictures of the Paddyfield Pipit and none have the clear submoustachial strip.

btw, Richard's Pipit was being spotted in Singapore in 19 Oct 2015, as per Richard’s Pipit – Singapore Bird Group.

looks like I have to go back and get more pictures of this bird before it move on.
 

Grahame Walbridge

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thank you Grahame for this inputs and your ID of this bird as the common Paddyfield Pipit that we see often on the open field here.
I have taken many pictures of the Paddyfield Pipit and none have the clear submoustachial strip.

btw, Richard's Pipit was being spotted in Singapore in 19 Oct 2015, as per Richard’s Pipit – Singapore Bird Group.

looks like I have to go back and get more pictures of this bird before it move on.
Here is the latest checklist and Richard's does not feature Singapore Bird List the 2015 claim presumably removed following a review, afaik, no images.

Grahame
 

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