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Abbott´s or Buff-breasted Babbler (1 Viewer)

jbpixels

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Please provide your IDeas with relevant features.
Because of its bill do I believe Buff-breasted Babbler. Abbott´s has a more pronounced hooked tip, does it?
Not good writing style to begin a sentence in English with the word "because" I guess. :ROFLMAO: My French is even worse.
Cat Tien NP, Vietnam, December 2019. Thank you for your ID support.
 

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andyb39

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Abbott's. Heavy grey bill, extensive grey eye-ring, rich orange brown lower belly and undertail coverts, short tail.

Buff-breasted has a slighter bill, a much longer tail and is uniformly buff-brown in colour - a bit featureless. I'd be surprised if it's present at Cat Tien by the way.
 

jbpixels

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Abbott's. Heavy grey bill, extensive grey eye-ring, rich orange brown lower belly and undertail coverts, short tail.

Buff-breasted has a slighter bill, a much longer tail and is uniformly buff-brown in colour - a bit featureless. I'd be surprised if it's present at Cat Tien by the way.
Both have been recorded there. Thank you for your ID support. Abbot´s is now my preference.
 
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James Lowther

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Abbott's. Heavy grey bill, extensive grey eye-ring, rich orange brown lower belly and undertail coverts, short tail.

Buff-breasted has a slighter bill, a much longer tail and is uniformly buff-brown in colour - a bit featureless. I'd be surprised if it's present at Cat Tien by the way.
Agree with the ID but buff-breasted definitely occurs at Cat Tien
Cheers
James
 

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