View Full Version : Wild birds in Tenerife - please help me identify

25-04-2010, 12:24 PM
Right a drop in clarity of photos as wild things move quick and as I didn't know the Spanish for - 'can you hold on a moment while I try and find my camera please' they had by and large gone when I got back

Now I know I have a collared dove :rolleyes: and some sort of Sparrow here, I THINK its a grey wagtail but not sure. Moorhen with chick...

The little grey bird in the tree is the same one on the arial it made the most beautiful song and was flitting around us all holiday - it was teeny smaller than a coal tit - not sure if its some sort of warbler or even an iberian chiff chaff as they make a different noise to ours apparently - anyway would love to know.

The yellow one flew to the top of a tree when we were watching the dolphin show and was taken from about 200m away, it was completely hidden behind the focussing dot through the viewfinder - probably some sort of finch

And the black capped guy - again not sure

any help most welcome
Wild birds Tenerife ??? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/sets/72157623802940953/show/)

25-04-2010, 12:57 PM
The first bird looks like a Berthelot Pipit.

25-04-2010, 12:59 PM
:thumbsup: it did look like a pipit to me, always get the different breeds mixed up

25-04-2010, 01:19 PM
The first one looks like a Woodlark or Skylark, could the 2nd one be a Nightingale? There's a Swift.

The yellow one is possibly a Greenfinch as their summer plumage is yellow?

I could be wrong on all of them - just guessing


25-04-2010, 01:57 PM
I think the one after the collared dove is a yellow wagtail.

25-04-2010, 01:59 PM
First one could be a pipit or a bunting.

27-04-2010, 07:03 AM
OK I reckon we have a Canary island Kinglet there as the little bird. The Pipit as Issy said. And for all the world the yellow one looks like an Atlantic Canary. The sparrow is a canary islands sparrow and blue tits we saw were also a sub species as well

is the black cap a blackcap?

27-04-2010, 07:07 AM
Well I think it looks like a blackcap.

27-04-2010, 07:09 AM
Didn't know they had hairy noses :D

27-04-2010, 07:17 AM
Only the males when they get old. :wink:

27-04-2010, 07:29 AM
How true :sigh: