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Jose605 Thursday 23rd July 2020 19:48

Eastern Bonelli's Warbler? / Qatar
 
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Hello,

I posted a photo of this bird here last year. I tried to reply to the original entry, but being an old thread I could no longer reply to it.

Some members of the forum thought the warbler was Eastern Bonelli's. Does anybody else thinks so too?

I submitted the entry on eBird then, but it was rejected claiming the bird wasn't on range.

I'm uploading the original photo again (plus 4 more) in case they help towards a positive ID.

Thank you all for your valuable input.

Jose

andyb39 Thursday 23rd July 2020 20:12

What reason did you have for thinking this was Eastern Bonelli's? It would be a great rarity in any of the Gulf countries. This looks like a Chiffchaff to me.

Jose605 Thursday 23rd July 2020 20:30

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Originally Posted by andyb39 (Post 4036135)
What reason did you have for thinking this was Eastern Bonelli's? It would be a great rarity in any of the Gulf countries. This looks like a Chiffchaff to me.

Thanks, Andy. It wasn't me who thought so. I had no clue of which type of warbler this could be. But a couple of people here in the forum suggested this could be EBW. Maybe it isn't.

MJB Thursday 23rd July 2020 20:35

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Originally Posted by andyb39 (Post 4036135)
What reason did you have for thinking this was Eastern Bonelli's? It would be a great rarity in any of the Gulf countries. This looks like a Chiffchaff to me.

Is it ssp caucasicus that you get in the Gulf in winter, Andy?
MJB

andyb39 Friday 24th July 2020 05:28

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Originally Posted by MJB (Post 4036147)
Is it ssp caucasicus that you get in the Gulf in winter, Andy?
MJB

Abietinus, as far as I know. There could of course be other races thrown in, like brevirostris. I don't know much about either this race or caucasicus to be honest. Calls heard in the UAE are generally monsyllabic though, often of the "lost chick" variety, although song is not that of tristis.

MJB Friday 24th July 2020 11:18

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Originally Posted by andyb39 (Post 4036238)
Abietinus, as far as I know. There could of course be other races thrown in, like brevirostris. I don't know much about either this race or caucasicus to be honest. Calls heard in the UAE are generally monsyllabic though, often of the "lost chick" variety, although song is not that of tristis.

Thanks, Andy!
MJB


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