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Pronounced Cows apparently

Observed: 18th February 2012 By: DavidHowdon
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0528a Carduelis hornemanni exilipes (Coues Arctic Redpoll) - Titchwell, West Norfolk (VC 28), 18th February 2012

More pictures of what is presumably the same bird at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/249157

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Impossible to agree, of course. You will need a good series of pictures to prove Coues'. The visible flank streaking to me looks quite strong on this bird and the undertail covert streaking is very variable, anyway, on Redpolls. The rump being pale is not on its own a sign of Coues' as flammea can show a very pale rump indeed. Hideously difficult, even with a series of pictures of the relevant parts.

Great birds and a real ID challenge!


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More picture

Were taken of (presumably) the same bird the next day. Now added at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/249157

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Titchwell redpoll

There's a good article on this redpoll here:


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I will resist reading that until I've spent a bit of time with my photos and the Van Duivendijk guide and decided whether I am still happy with my ID.