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    Crested Serpent-Eagle, Hainan, China

    This was the source of my confusion but I can clearly see the difference in structure now. Thanks for your help, Brian
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    Crested Serpent-Eagle, Hainan, China

    Fantastic information! Both comments and the discussion in the link are very helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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    Crested Serpent-Eagle, Hainan, China

    Thanks! I was wondering how a missed a local Buzzard species. Glad to hear they are the same.
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    Crested Serpent-Eagle, Hainan, China

    Excellent! Thanks Stu
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    Crested Serpent-Eagle, Hainan, China

    I was thinking this is Crested Serpent-Eagle but don't have the skill to rule out Crested Honey-buzzard or Oriental Honey-buzzard. I realize the single white band near the outer edge of the wing is a helpful identifier but saw some pictures of CHB and OHB that looked pretty similar in terms of...
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    Hainan, China. Unknown large bird

    Thanks John, I hadn't considered that. After looking at some pictures it also has me second guessing what I thought was Crested Serpent-Eagle. I'll post that in a minute
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    Hainan, China. Unknown large bird

    Could be. I was thinking Chinese Barbet was also a possibility.
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    Hainan, China. Unknown large bird

    Thanks! That was what I was thinking too.
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    Hainan, China. Unknown large bird

    So at first I thought this was a raptor but then I got a look at its neck. It is really difficult to see in these photos but if you look at the change in its head position from the first to second photo you can make out its neck. (It changes the position of its head and looks upward in the...
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    Hainan, China, Unknown Owl

    Excellent! Thanks, Andy
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    Hainan, China, Unknown Owl

    Thinking Asian Barred Owl but I'm not sure. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Brian
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    Shorebird, Hainan, China

    I'm thinking this looks good for Sanderling although I don't have much experience with shore birds. As always, any help is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Brian
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    Prinia, Hainan, China

    Excellent! Thanks Grahame. That is very helpful. Cheers, Brian
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    Prinia, Hainan, China

    This looks like Plain Prinia to me but some pictures I was looking at of Yellow-bellied had a similar pale color in the belly. Maybe the longer eyebrow makes it Plain over Yellow-bellied? Any comments to help me differentiate would be much appreciated. Thanks, Brian
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    Hainan, China. Cinnamon Bittern ?

    Yes, that link really helps. I was comparing pictures of the birds on the ground. In flight the difference is really obvious. Thanks, I missed that. Cheers, Brian
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    Hainan, China. Cinnamon Bittern ?

    I've kicked up a similar looking bird 3 times while living in Hainan without being able to get a clear look at it. Each time I immediately thought Cinnamon Bittern but wasn't able to get a picture until the last sighting. Unfortunately this is the best I could do :confused: . I was thinking...
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    Warbler ID, Hainan, China

    Thanks John! I find the tips on behavior particularly interesting. This bird was kind of bouncing around in bamboo and some small trees with sparse leaves which given your comments seems to further support Hartert's. Cheers, Brian
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    Ashy Drongo subspecies Hainan, China

    I'm really glad you caught that, I saw June abbreviated to Jun and my mind turned in into Jan. I'm feeling much more confident in identifying the subspecies of Ashy Drongo in Hainan and am excited to have a reference as I search for innexus. Your help on this is greatly appreciated. I hope...
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    Warbler ID, Hainan, China

    Thanks Grahame. I did look at Kloss’s as well, which I don’t believe is as common in Hainan. I think your separation descriptions make sense. I also noticed that the legs of my bird appear to be more dull that what I saw on KLW. Anyways, I always appreciate your input and find it very helpful...
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    Warbler ID, Hainan, China

    This looks like Hartert's Leaf Warbler to me. Combination of double yellow wingbar, wide and long supercilium, pale legs and long orangish beak seem to separate it from other local species. As always, please let me know if I should be looking a different species or if I've missed something...
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    Ashy Drongo subspecies Hainan, China

    Thanks KC, I've been greatly enjoying the forum. Brian
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    Ashy Drongo subspecies Hainan, China

    Thank Grahame! That link is very interesting and informative. I'll have my eyes peeled for an individual with a large white patch and a heavy bill :)
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    Ashy Drongo subspecies Hainan, China

    Thanks John. I can see what you mean about the face patch being small on this individual. I've also heard the that innexus is quite rare these days. I've only seen 3 individuals of Ashy Drongo, on two separate occasions in Hainan (all white-faced). One sighting was in October and one just...
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    Robin confirmation, Hainan, China

    Excellent, thanks John. This is my first sighting in Hainan. Marked 100 different species of bird identified in China for me. Thanks a million for your help along the way :)
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