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Old Friday 10th November 2017, 13:23   #1
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A Warbler for ID

Hi all.

This bird was sighted in Israel, today.

The long beak seems very much Hippolais-like to me.

Would appreciate your help with a full ID.

Thanks.
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Old Friday 10th November 2017, 14:06   #2
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undertail coverts too long and bill too weak for an Iduna or Hippolais. This looks like a Eurasian Reed Warbler.
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This looks like a Eurasian Reed Warbler.
Agree...at least a small Acro and looks ok for Reed I think too.
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Thank you guys for your opinions and info.
Kinda odd seeing a Eurasian Reed Warbler on a lawn, away from any stream or pond - isn't it?
I guess that threw me off, though I understand that can happen during migration.
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Kinda odd seeing a Eurasian Reed Warbler on a lawn
Yes, often quite spooky when they do things like this (as you say on migration).
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Rather cold coloured, could it be a Caspian Reed?
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that's what i also thought, roland.
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Interesting. I looked up that Caspian subspecies - Acrocephalus scirpaceus fuscus.
It's not uncommon in our neck of the woods, apparently (at least around the Persian golf area, from what i've read), but I was not aware of its existence.

BTW - I'm a bit color blind, which can be quite hampering at times when trying to distinct between species\subs. But it's all good :)

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