Does anyone know the name of the bird in the pictures? It was found in the south of Spain in the month of June. (it is certainly neither a house sparrow nor a swallow nor a robin). Thanks for the help!

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  • $\begingroup$ It could be female "Common blackbird" (Turdus merula) $\endgroup$
    – Ilan
    Jul 1, 2015 at 17:30
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it is may be a female, but it is surely not a "Common blackbird". $\endgroup$
    – user654
    Jul 1, 2015 at 17:38
  • $\begingroup$ what is its size? otherwise tell compared with other known birds. $\endgroup$
    – рüффп
    Jul 1, 2015 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry I don't have its exact size. It looks like a house sparrow, but it is a little smaller than a house sparrow. Its head is also smaller than the head of a house sparrow. $\endgroup$
    – user654
    Jul 1, 2015 at 18:21
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    $\begingroup$ Couldn't it be a juvenile of some well known species ? $\endgroup$
    – bli
    Jul 2, 2015 at 9:11

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Thats a difficult one but my gut feeling is a 'bunting' and maybe a Rock Bunting juv ? - the bill is definitely bunting-like and there does seem to be a black and white eye stripe going on . There arent that many buntings in the south of Spain especially with a very warm brown colouring


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