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Old Sunday 15th October 2017, 04:07   #1
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Just another Arctic Warbler? Singapore, Oct 2017

Is this just another Arctic Warbler? All photos are of the same bird.

The super on the left of the bird looks much shorter than what I've seen in other Arctic Warblers but the one on the right looks much longer and more "normal". In the 8 - 10 minutes I spent trying to photograph this bird, it had looked round and puffed up the whole time. Not like the lanky and longer Arctic Warblers I know. Habitat is the edge of a forest. The other likely warbler in this habitat would be the Eastern Crowned Warbler but no lateral crown stripe or yellow vent rules that out.
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Old Sunday 15th October 2017, 04:32   #2
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I think the super looks shorter in the left-hand image partly because of its hunched posture. I think the bird is worn - there's no wingbar visible for a start. Apart from that it looks like a standard Arctic to me.
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I also agree an Arctic Warbler
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Not worn, the wing-bar is mainly obscured by the 'loose' upper part feathering; the outermost pale tips to the greater coverts are just visible in the second image and pale tips are certainly visible in the third image. The images are not anywhere sharp enough to age it.

Agree its an 'Arctic' warbler sp. most probably borealis on location.

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Not worn, the wing-bar is mainly obscured by the 'loose' upper part feathering; the outermost pale tips to the greater coverts are just visible in the second image and pale tips are certainly visible in the third image. The images are not anywhere sharp enough to age it.

Agree its an 'Arctic' warbler sp. most probably borealis on location.

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Ah, OK. Should have looked more carefully at the 2nd and 3rd images.
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Thanks, Andy, Viator and Graham for the confirmation. Cheers!
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