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Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month October -

Sal­lows are a group of at­trac­tive moths that brighten moth catches. Their colours re­call those of end-of-sea­son leaves, with golds, pinks and bronzes. Marginally my favourite – and the choice is tricky – is Pink-barred Sal­low. Com­mon through­out much of Bri­tain, this species dif­fers from the other sal­lows in hav­ing a rus­set-pink head that con­trasts with its yel­low tho­rax. As its name sug­gests, it is par­tic­u­larly as­so­ci­ated with wil­low (aka sal­low) trees.

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