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Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar (1 Viewer)


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I photographed this small (warbler? prinia?) bird in the bushes of a hotel garden near to the beach. Can anyone help me identify this bird from this one decent photo?


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I took this photo 3 minutes before the other, but I am pretty sure it was the only bird moving in the tree, so I believe it is the same bird in both photos. What is mor clear in this photo is the orange lower mandible, and the leg also has a pinkish hue. Would this information say anything about whether Dusky Warbler is amy more or less probable? I am looking at Grimmett, Inskipp, Inskipp, Birds of The Indian Sub-continent as my guide book here, and I can not see anything about a bi-colored bill.

Grahame Walbridge

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Soft part colours are often variable and that's before taking lighting conditions into account. Dusky Warbler leg colour can be brownish flesh, yellowish brown or olivaceous horn while the lower mandible is yellow or yellowish flesh at the base typically with darker tip of variable extent. This is before you factor in the lighting element. Field Guides are generally not the best references for such detailed information.

Why provide images of poorer quality to make a point about soft part colours, which are OK BTW, when the OP is readily identifiable as a Dusky Warbler?

For variation see here


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Deb Burhinus

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Would this information say anything about whether Dusky Warbler is amy more or less probable?
Agree with Andy and Graham who have competently ID’d your bird as a Dusky Warbler with enough information provided in the first image to do so.


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Great thanks again. I had posted the second picture just because I had found it in my file folder later, after I had already posted , and because I have no experience with this species or this group of birds so the colors of the parts was seeming very mysterious to me. All of your comments definately does help me to start to build a bit of an understanding of this.
Best regards.

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