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Strange tawny pipit - ID help needed - Bulgaria (1 Viewer)

Todoroki

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Hi everyone,

I had this one on 10.06.2021 in a tawny pipit area, but the bird had a different gizz (rather large and dark with strong bill), I first took it for a wheatear of sorts. After checking the photos I saw the characteristic moustachial stripe and completely white t6, but the colours don't quite check out, so I decided to post it here and see what would people with more experience with pipits say. Thanks!

Cheers,
Teo
 

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Edwin Sapatsch

Well-known member
England
Hi everyone,

I had this one on 10.06.2021 in a tawny pipit area, but the bird had a different gizz (rather large and dark with strong bill), I first took it for a wheatear of sorts. After checking the photos I saw the characteristic moustachial stripe and completely white t6, but the colours don't quite check out, so I decided to post it here and see what would people with more experience with pipits say. Thanks!

Cheers,
Teo
May I ask you a question Todoroki. I have been trying to identify a plant which I am sure is an accidental here in the UK by some leaves I collected & photo's I took a good while back but without success. The leaves on the shrub in your photo look remarkably the same. Do you know the name of that shrub please.

Thanks
 

Todoroki

Member
May I ask you a question Todoroki. I have been trying to identify a plant which I am sure is an accidental here in the UK by some leaves I collected & photo's I took a good while back but without success. The leaves on the shrub in your photo look remarkably the same. Do you know the name of that shrub please.

Thanks
Hi Edwin,

well, I sure didn't expect I'd be able to help someone with my (close to non-existent) botany skills on Birdforum, but life is a big surprise. The shrub on the photos is an european smoketree, Cotinus coggygria. It's native to southern Europe and cultivated in the UK. It might still be something else though, but perhaps it will be a good starting point for an ID search.

Cheers
 

Edwin Sapatsch

Well-known member
England
Hi Edwin,

well, I sure didn't expect I'd be able to help someone with my (close to non-existent) botany skills on Birdforum, but life is a big surprise. The shrub on the photos is an european smoketree, Cotinus coggygria. It's native to southern Europe and cultivated in the UK. It might still be something else though, but perhaps it will be a good starting point for an ID search.

Cheers
Appreciated. Checked it out and am familiar with the Smoke tree in our local gardens ... yet my search must go on. Thanks anyway.
 

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