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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 18:03   #1
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Yet another Algarve Warbler......

........ that I find so easy to identify!

Taken today near Salgados lake. Chiffchaff? Iberian Chiffchaff?
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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 18:23   #2
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Agree, Chiffchaff species.
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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 19:55   #3
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........ that I find so easy to identify!

Taken today near Salgados lake. Chiffchaff? Iberian Chiffchaff?
Certainly got a very long pp for Chiffchaff.....
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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 20:13   #4
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Common Chiffchaff - (wing length well within a nominate ‘chiff’ imo) the image is too dark to assign a race confidently but it doesnt look particularly ‘iberian’ toned to me.
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It's a chiffchaff - and surely there are no Iberian chiffchaffs around at the moment?

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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 20:59   #6
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It's a chiffchaff - and surely there are no Iberian chiffchaffs around at the moment?
True - notable passage from late July and through August and the bulk of them have left by early-mid September with the odd straggler into October. They should all be in West Africa I believe by now

Common Chiffchaffs are quite abundant almost everywhere down here until around mid March - just when Iberians are back and installed in their specialist habitats almost exclusively inland from the coast.

I think any Iberian Chiffchaffs in the UK in the autumn are likely to be reversed migrants (?).

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surely there are no Iberian chiffchaffs around at the moment?

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Just as well because it doesnt look like one :
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Thanks to all for the comments. Particularly those which advise on timings when certain species are around in the Algarve during the year. Anybody know a good website/blog that is helpful for this?
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