Forum > Identifying Birds > Juvenile? Rescue Needs Id Please

Billysugger Posted 14-May-2016 00:02
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Hi, this wild bird was brought to us for care. It was caught by a cat in suburban Dorset today.  Sorry for the poor photo but wanted to avoid flash. It's about the size and shape of a nuthatch but the shape could be distorted by its pose under stress. It is brown all over except for black and yellow around the eyes. It's slightly larger than a robin but way smaller than a starling or blackbird.  Its tail feathers seems to be intact and they're short, certainly shorter than a robin. We don't recognise it and can't find anything matching on the usual ID sites. Any help gratefully received.

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Carlbutt57 Posted 23-Jun-2016 19:01
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It looks very much like a juvenile Starling here is a link to one I photographed in my garden https://www.flickr.com/photos/135321411@N05/27780551131/in/dateposted-public/ 

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