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Pipit, Bulgaria (1 Viewer)

Pavel

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Please, help ID. Looked smaller than Tree Pipit (shorter tail).
Record shot from yesterday, 22/04/2021/ in a ploughed field adjacent to Lake Durankulak, NE Bulgaria.
 

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Alexander Stöhr

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I must admit, that my first thought was: more pictures please, to confirm this is a Tree Pipit.
But after a second look, I think it is indeed one:
jizz and overall colours are good, smooth, clean and warm pale buffish, whitish-cream tones/hues
quite stout bill for a Meadow Pipit, therfore better for a Tree Pipit, includiing warm,-pinkish lower mandible
head pattern not good for a Tawny Pipit.

answer is there, thanks Lou!
 

Pavel

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I must admit, that my first thought was: more pictures please, to confirm this is a Tree Pipit.
But after a second look, I think it is indeed one:
jizz and overall colours are good, smooth, clean and warm pale buffish, whitish-cream tones/hues
quite stout bill for a Meadow Pipit, therfore better for a Tree Pipit, includiing warm,-pinkish lower mandible
head pattern not good for a Tawny Pipit.

answer is there, thanks Lou!
Thanks Alexander, unfortunately just one shot, sorry.
 

Alexander Stöhr

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Hello Pavel,
with the answer from Lou in the back, it is easy to write the following:
head pattern of your bird with just visible supercilium and whitish spot at the rear ear-coverts (like a broken piece of the supercilium) divided a darker spot, therefore a head-pattern ghosting a Olive-backed Pipit, is a good feature of a Tree Pipit against a Meadow Pipit.
I dont know, if this described head-pattern is out of variation for a Meadow Pipit, but if present, a good indicator for a Tree Pipit.

Yes your bird gives still an open-faced, blend impression, including a quite pale loral area.
 

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