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Oriental Reed Warbler or Thick-billed Warbler, West Central Thailand

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Old Thursday 3rd November 2011, 13:32   #1
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Oriental Reed Warbler or Thick-billed Warbler, West Central Thailand

Can anyone help me with this ID? Initially thought it was Oriental Reed Warbler, then got it home and had doubts. A friend has mentioned the possibility of it being a Thick-billed Warbler; but the field guide says the Thick-billed doesn't have a supercilium, this has albeit a little faintish and extending back behind the eye. Sorry no more shots. The bird was perched above water in local rice paddy irrigation canal. Many thanks
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Old Thursday 3rd November 2011, 13:39   #2
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Oriental Gerry, Thick-billed are much more open faced with pale lores - http://orientalbirdimages.org/search...ID=&pagesize=1 and appear longer tailed.
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Just been trying to sort out if birds I photographed recently were Thick billed Warbler (or not) as well, and this does not look TBW for me too.
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. . The bird was perched above water in local rice paddy irrigation canal. Many thanks
Thick-billed tend not to do this, they are real skulkers, at least in Thailand.
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Thanks for this, Mark, Kiwi Guy and halftwo - very helpful and informative.
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