ID Challenge #5 - closes 18 December 2009

Swissbirder2000
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Re: ID Challenge #5 - closes 18 December 2009

Postby Swissbirder2000 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:18 am

I try again (short version): Juv Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
birdiebev
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Re: ID Challenge #5 - closes 18 December 2009

Postby birdiebev » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:22 pm

Juvenille Starling
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Graham Saunders
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Re: ID Challenge #5 - closes 18 December 2009

Postby Graham Saunders » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:22 pm

Starling
Richard Schofield
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Re: ID Challenge #5 - closes 18 December 2009

Postby Richard Schofield » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:36 pm

Starling (juvenile)
Ross Silcock
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Re: ID Challenge #5 - closes 18 December 2009

Postby Ross Silcock » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:07 pm

This is a first fall (recently molted from juv) male Blackbird. The fresh feather edges suggest a young bird. I think the choices are first fall male Blackbird and juv Starling. The bill looks dark, more suggestive of first fall Blackbird, the legs not totally dark with some lightish areas visible, better for Blackbird. The overall jizz and color, including hint of brownish in wings, look more like a Blackbird, and, while the short tail suggests Starling, the tail may not be fully grown.
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Re: ID Challenge #5 - closes 18 December 2009

Postby GarySetterfield » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:43 pm

juv starling

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