8 thoughts on “Mystery Pratincole

  1. Pete Kinsella

    The reduced amount of red on the bill and the slit shaped nostril point towards Black-winged and possibly the general tone of the birds visible upperparts seem quite dark brown.Also the lores look rather extensively dark , extending to the forehead, so I`ll say Black-winged..if it is one then it`s giving better views than the one in Cheshire today!!

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  2. Martin Garner

    Sorry chaps, it’s not a Black-winged. Really appreciate you having a go. Maybe even better (than B-winged),and I struggled with it too (and I saw it in real life!). More on it soon.
    Martin

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  3. Stephen Menzie

    Long dark line along the gape, dark forehead that doesn’t seem to contrast much with the dark lores. I’ll take a guess that this is the “new taxon for the WP” you were musing over and say Collared.

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  4. Tony Davison

    Oriental based on not enough red at base of bill for Collard and too much for Black-winged. Also not enough black around lores & forehead and base of bill for Black-winged

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