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Unknown Birds in Tavira, Portugal


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21 hours ago, Avery said:

Sorry this took so long. The forum went down before I could find my European guide.

1. Zitting Cisticola

2. Tree Pipit is my best guess

3. Dunlin

4. Black-bellied Plover

5. Agree with Chiffchaff

I hadn't considered Zitting Cisticola for #1, and I agree with that assessment.

The plover is actually #6, not #4. What is photo #5? (The Chiffchaff is #7 & #8.)

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Thanks for the input everyone.

For number 2, I think it's closest to Meadow Pipit.  The last time a tree pipit was spotted at this location was 2018, while the MEPI is fairly common.  For what it's worth, the merlin app picked up a volcalization from a meadow pipit at the same time as this was flying around.  

For number 5, little stint looks to be a good fit.  It's well-documented as well.  

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  • 4 weeks later...

Just to add - 
The pipit is definitely a Meadow Pipit (dark thick streaks on the sides, relatively long thin bill)
You have a Redshank behind the Black-bellied Plover
Not sure that #3 is not also a Little Stint
And I think the last bird could be a Willow Warbler, with the lighter legs and seemingly longer wings (hard to tell from the angle, tho)

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