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Acrocephalus warbler, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2019 (1 Viewer)

Seth Miller

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Recently came across these photos I took of a warbler at a hotspot just outside Dhaka that's known to have quite a few warblers. I've seen Paddyfield, Blyth's, Thick-billed, Clamorous, and Booted warblers there and others have seen rarities like Black-browed Reed-warbler.
When I first saw these pics again I immediately thought Black-browed, but soon realized it's definitely not that after all. I think it's just a damp Paddyfield warbler which is causing it to look like it has dark brows. Would you agree with that?
 

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CARERY

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The colours is these pics seem to be a bit off and they are underexposed. Anyway, with this scraggy legs and fine bill it looks like a Booted Warbler IMO.
 

Grahame Walbridge

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Would add Paddyfield and Booted are often confused but this is clearly the latter. Also note short utc's and medium length, slightly notched (t1 shorter) tail; Paddyfield has a longer, slimmer + more rounded tail.

Grahame
 
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