• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Search results

  1. KenM

    Blyth's or Reed Warbler

    ssp.fuscus as I understand, Winters in the gulf, unsure if the entire population does? However if that is the case..then that might explain the shorter pp ,relative to the required migration distance? FWIW Collins mentions that ssp.fuscus are slightly darker/greyer above and paler below..ie more...
  2. KenM

    Blyth's or Reed Warbler

    My first impressions although appearing more rufous than one might expect for BRW, I was somewhat influenced by the apparent Atypical pp on this individual. Albeit emargination on 3 was not (well within the tertial range but..''just..'') I reasoned against A.scirp. on balance..probably...
  3. KenM

    Blyth's or Reed Warbler

    Agreed.. certainly might be construed as borderline..one way or the other.
  4. KenM

    Blyth's or Reed Warbler

    The fact that the emargination on P3 falls ''just'' within the bunched secondaries/tertials was a concern to me..however the pp (62.5%) of overlying tertials is..I believe outside the norm for A.scirpaceous?
  5. KenM

    Blyth's or Reed Warbler

    As Valery commented...It is indeed a fantastic shot..Rashed! I make the pp c62.5% of the tertials, with emarginations on 3 and barely discernible on 4, ''just'' inside the overlying tertial range, thus (I believe) stacks up with Acrocephalus dumetorum.
Top