Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/03/08

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Unknown bird - URL corrected
From: wildlightphoto at (Doug Herr)
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 06:25:39 -0500 (EST)

Douglas Sharp wrote:


> It's about the size of a thrush or blackbird, but it doesn't have the
> typical thrush spots on its pale grey underside and the colouring of its
> head seems wrong. A closer look through binoculars showed that it has
> barring on its rump just below the wings (a bit like on a hawk) rather
> than spots.
> The only bird I've found that is similar is a Fieldfare, but it doesn't
> look quite right either.

I would have guessed Fieldfare... are there alternate plumages, i.e., 
immature or female?  Have you checked the 'similar species' here?

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento