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Acro/Iduna warbler, Dhaka December 2020 (1 Viewer)

Seth Miller

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A friend and I saw this warbler just outside Dhaka last week. Booted Warbler is somewhat rare in Bangladesh but regular at this location and usually seen right in this exact section of the birding spot, a row of okra plants along a dike between two fairly small waterbodies.
We originally IDed it as Booted in the field, but then got feedback from others who are more experienced and aren't so sure on the ID. I also recorded it singing.

I only managed one bad photo because I was busy trying to get the recording, but my friend got a few slightly better shots.
Main suggestions are Iduna (most likely Booted as Sykes's is quite rare) and Paddyfield, but no one is quite sure. Any thoughts on the ID?

Recording of it's song: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/285321621
 

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Hannu Varkki

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The song sounds good for Booted Warbler with characteristic faint start and rising volume. Also the photos look good for Booted IMO, although it would be nicer to have a little bit sharper photos with this species.
 

Seth Miller

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Interesting. After listing to a recording or two I can see that, but the bird doesn't actually look like Blunt-winged to me? (Plus we don't have any confirmed records from Bangladesh that I know of)
 

Seth Miller

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yeah, one thing that was confusing some people was the relatively strong brow behind the eye.
The song sounds good for Booted Warbler with characteristic faint start and rising volume. Also the photos look good for Booted IMO, although it would be nicer to have a little bit sharper photos with this species.
 

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