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Pbears Posted 04-Mar-2018 08:43
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I found this little bird dead in the snow in the garden. Cant find anything similar in my reference books - perhaps its an adolescent.
Any ideas?
Thanks.


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Pbears Posted 04-Mar-2018 09:03
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On further research....might it be a Stonechat?

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Mickc Posted 18-Mar-2018 15:45
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Yes, this looks like a male Stonechat, PBears.  In the bottom photo there is no stripe showing above the eye and the colouring is that of a stonechat with the rust-red breast. In the top photo however there seems to be a stripe over the eye, which suggests a Whinchat.  They are similar size & colouring. The front on a Whinchat is a softer apricot colour and the white colour continues up the chin to the beak.  However, as this bird was found recently it is far too early for a Whinchat to arrive, so I am sure you are right with Stonechat.

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