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Possible Siberian Stonechat South Yorkshire (1 Viewer)


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Last month, a possible Siberian Stonechat was reported on Totley Moor, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Is it possible to tell if any of the enclosed is a Siberian Stonechat. The first 2 are the same bird,1675 Stonechat 1.jpg1705 Stonechat 1.jpg1721 Stonechat 2.jpg1749Stonechat 2.jpgthe second 2 could be a different bird as it popped down behind a fence and Common Stonechats are in the area
I think Maurus can be safely excluded here on the basis of the warm colured rump, whilst I think I'm correct in saying that stejnegeri wouldn't show such dark centres to the rump feathers - a flight shot showing the auxiliaries would be useful, but I'd be interested to hear why this isn't a standard rubicola.

I think all photos are of the same individual - the thick band on the outer edge of the bottom-most tertial and pale mark on the rear of the supercilium above the ear coverts look to be present in all shots.
Just to add a little something: warm colored rumps aren't unusual for Siberian taxa during non-breeding, but they should be completely unmarked (except for Stejneger's, which is split now anyway)
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