Jump to content
Whatbird Community
Sign in to follow this  
Pigeon

Big Island Hawaii

Recommended Posts

Can anyone tell me what this is:  Seen early this month on the dry, west side of the Big Island. 
lots of mynah’s, Saffron Finches, Nene. Don’t think I saw any indigenous birds the whole week. Lots of wild goats and mongoose, which, along with the wild pigs, might be the reason.  Than you. 

https://imgur.com/a/HW9kJ9E

Edited by Aveschapines
To insert corrected link.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only thing I can think of is American Pipit, which I think is very uncommon in Hawaii. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slightly larger than the Saffron Finches, so I ruled young Saffron’s out, plus they were slimmer. But they did have a very slight yellowish cast to them. That a possibility?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Pigeon said:

One more attempt. Could this be a Eurasian Skylark? Or again, wrong bill. 

I think you're right.  Skylarks were all over the Big Island in August. 

Eurasian Skylark edit.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think @Pigeon's bird looks fine for a young molting Saffron Finch. They can give one a hard time due to their variability in plumages.

Eurasian Skylarks never show such yellow in their plumage and have thinner bills.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...