Edit: a consensus is reached that the bird is more likely to be an abnormal Richard’s Pipit rather than a Blyth’s Pipit due to a number of reasons mentioned in the comments below.
Today in the evening I was at Jahra Pool Reserve and saw an unfamiliar pipit, after getting closer looks, it seemed to me to be a Blyth’s Pipt.
It looked smaller than Richard’s Pipit, shorter legs and tail, uniformally streaked on head, head and neck looked smaller than that of Richard’s, it also had shorter more pointed bill.
The median wing coverts were sharply defined with white fringes to indicate it is a juvenile, but this median coverts pattern is the same for both juveniles of Richard’s and Blyth’s.
The record is subject to approval by KORC, if it later proved to be incorrectly identified it will be removed from the Blog.
The first record was on 18/04/2003 at Jahra Pool Reserve by George Gregory.
Blyth’s Pipit Anthus godlewskii
Alert posture with still short legs
Dark streaks on head contrast well with supercilium.
Uniform streaks on head
Breast streaks, underparts uniform buff.