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Emberiza citrinella


Taken shortly after sunset (8pm), on the South Downs.


South Downs – "The South Downs are characterised by rolling chalk downland with close-cropped turf and dry valleys." It's always windy, there's very little cover, and at the moment there's a lot of wheat growing. Otherwise the turf is very short, and often grazed by sheep.

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Emberiza citrinella Yellowhammer

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Not a fledgling, it has no gape, as you say it is an adult male, could be starting to moult or was it getting cold there?

fofr 5 years ago

Thanks for the ID Malcolm. Looks like a male to me, recent fledgling?

Nice shot. Can you please tell us a little bit more about this by completing the habitat field with the habitat where you saw it and in the description field perhaps the time of day it was taken, was it in the evening?
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Spotted on Aug 1, 2015
Submitted on Aug 1, 2015

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