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Alpine Accentor

Prunella collaris

Description:

This is a 15-17.5 cm bird, somewhat resembling a House Sparrow :)

Habitat:

I was surprised to found a group of these little guys while hiking in Tatra Mountains, Poland, 2155 m above sea level on Kościelec.

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16 Comments

hayde
hayde 9 years ago

Yeah, that's what we thought as well....

PankiSood
PankiSood 9 years ago

this can be a altine accentor juveniel

hayde
hayde 10 years ago

I am glad you like it :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

First look.. I felt I am watching a Satellite view map...!!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

This bird has quite a view!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Nicole, I think maybe this one is a juvenile.
Here you can see one photographed in Spain:

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/638...

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

Then again, here it's shown with one stripe on the wing:
http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Alpine_Acc...

hayde
hayde 10 years ago

Thank you a lot for help, if you have any further suggestions I would be happy to update ;)

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

@Noe and Pili
I think for the Alpine, the eye brow is wrong, no?
And the Alpine would have two white stripes in the wingbar, this fellow has only one (am going by the Collins Guide right now - never seen one myself)

hayde
hayde 10 years ago

Yeah I checked it now, definitely looks like one :)

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

With the second pic I'm almost sure that is an Alpine Accentor :)

hayde
hayde 10 years ago

Here you have its back :)

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

I had my eyes on that ID to, Noe and Pili.

@Hayde
A bit better, but the features for a good ID are in the first shot.
Do you have any editing software?
If so just cruelly crop and let us see the birdie ;-)

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Nicole is right, I think it could be an Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris), but I'm not totally sure

hayde
hayde 10 years ago

Any idea now? :)

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

Defo not a House sparrow.
Can you post a second photo, this time crop out the bird, so we get a closer look for an ID?
:-)

hayde
Spotted by
hayde

województwo małopolskie, Poland

Spotted on Aug 18, 2009
Submitted on Aug 2, 2011

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