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30 October 2011

Chestnut-eared Buntings / 29-10-2011

Hi all,

Spotted 2 or 3 Chestnut-eared Buntings at the northern tip of the Red River Island, just behind the sandy dunes.

They were feeding on the dry stems of Asters and also on the ground, with a flock of Scaly-breasted Munias.

One day after, I came back to try to get better shots. But I did much worse... Skittish birds, impossible to approach them less than 20 meters.
However, we can see well on those crap pics below the rufous band and the dark streaks on the breast of this male, probably not yet in full winter plumage.


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