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Pipit ID (1 Viewer)

Pavel

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Hi, could you help ID the Pipit on the right. The bird to the left is a male Lapland Bunting, which is a mega rarity for my country. Photo taken today in the Pontic steppes along the North Black Sea coast of Bulgaria.
 

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Lisa W

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I can’t help with the ID. Just a reminder that per forum rules you need the location in the thread title. This helps to ensure that forum member who know the birds in that area will take notice and hopefully help out. Thanks
 

Pavel

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Hi Lisa, To avoid the chance of unconscious bias sorry for not showing the location. Actually, at least one of the birds on the photo is a mega rarity for Bulgaria and the right one could be a vagrant as well. Thanks for your understanding.
 

Deb Burhinus

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Europe
Well the other possibility is Red-throated Pipit but I would have thought very unlikely given the time of year. Do you have any other photos - one of the head for example?!
 

Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
Europe
The bird to the right of the bunting appears to show streaking on the rump, so possibly Red-throated Pipit.
I agree but for the time of year, would you like to call it on just a partial body shot!?

I’m not sure how much rump we can see - Meadow Pipit can have streakiesh utcs

(RTP was my initial thought tbh but are there any records for wintering RTP in Bulgaria?)
 

Andrew Whitehouse

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I agree but for the time of year, would you like to call it on just a partial body shot!?

I’m not sure how much rump we can see - Meadow Pipit can have streakiesh utcs

(RTP was my initial thought tbh but are there any records for wintering RTP in Bulgaria?)
I did say 'possibly'... It would be good to see clearer photos.
 
I can’t help with the ID. Just a reminder that per forum rules you need the location in the thread title. This helps to ensure that forum member who know the birds in that area will take notice and hopefully help out. Thanks
Can we place a sticky somewhere about this?

I know it's within the 'Please Read Before Posting To The Id Forum' sticky but it needs one by itself as no matter how many times you tell people they still do not abide by this very simple rule.
 

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
Just to confuse things, I would have called the central bird as a Red Throated and the blurred right hand bird as a Meadow.
 

Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
Europe
Andrew, I am sorry As I said before, the bird to the right of the Lapland Bunting is a Meadow Pipit
I must have missed that, I can’t see where that was said in any of your posts 🤔

I assumed that was the one you were seeking an ID on not the blurry one at the back. Again, the only realistic option imo for the one at the back would be a Meadow - there’s no reason to think it is a Red-throated on this image or any of the vagrant larger pipits.
 
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