David Goad's picture

Small Bird

Observed: 5th March 2012 By: David Goad
P1020061
Description:

I have reported this observation beofre but now I have (very poor) photo if you can enlarge it you will see it has looks a bit like a chaffinch with a black cap and a white collar. Any clues

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Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

ID Comment

I have used the iSpot default scientific name as per a recent post from Martin Harvey.

RoyW's picture

Scientific name.

I know that "revised scientific names", and their use on Ispot, have been discussed before, but I really don't think that I can see any benefit with sticking with old names (at least when international bodies and the British Ornithologists Union are in agreement about the revisions).
It always takes time for everyone to 'catch up' with changes, but internet sites like Ispot are best placed to get people used to the revised names.

David Goad's picture

Stonechat

It definitely looks right for Stomechat
Thanks

David Goad

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Stonechat

Yes I can see now the face is all Black - Its a Stonechat

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