Taken on 11/09/2010
© Mark Curley
Although it's a common enough bird both here and back home the individuals in Japan are of the ssp. sakhalina with the rich rust-red scapulars, a few of which are still in evidence on this bird.
Canon 300mm f2.8 + 1.4 Extender.
Sanbanse, Chiba Prefecture, Honshū, Japan
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