I saw this in Cyprus and I can't imagine it's anything unusual but would like to know what its name is!
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More often see the juveniles in this lovely buff plumage in the UK. Lovely picture.
Thank you for such a quick identification! Showed the photo to a few people who asked me what it was and had to embarrassingly admit that I didn't know!
Although the lighting is not perfect, I think this is more likely to be a first-year Black-eared Wheatear. They are usually darker than our wheatear.
Thanks for that - would you mind adding it as a second identification? Click on "Add a revision" above.
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what a lovely photo
Female black-eared would not show the white supercilium of this bird. I'd go for northern wheatear, as Rob originally thought.
Unfortunately, there is much shadow on the upperparts and some Black-eared show a supercilium.
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