It appears to have well streaked breast and primary projection of lesser...assume very rare bird for Poland?
Well, being very familiar with Short-toed and Lesser Short-toed, I think I can say that this is probably not Short-toed, but on the other hand I cannot see any evidence of breast-streaking which is the single most important I.D. point for Lesser.
BUT (I have not "pressed the button" yet to post!!), looking again I think that there is a possibility of Lesser here.
The plain wing and the facial patterns in the lower image looks a lot like Skylark to me. The bird seems browner (less grey) than expected, and the head seems to be proportionally smaller than in Lesser Short-toed Lark. Size is always subjective and many times misleading. Are there anything (apart from size) that points away from Skylark?
Last edited by stenura; May 26th, 2008 at 10:55 AM.
Yes, good point, now I look at it again it does look Skylarkish (is there a dark patch on upper breast or just an illusion though?)
I can't see anything wrong for skylark either here.