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Basra Reed Warbler in Oman? (1 Viewer)

Maffong

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Hello,
in a german forum somebody uploaded this picture of a Reed Warbler taken recently in Oman. He labelled iit as Great Reed Warbler, but I think it looks more like a Basra, however I have absolutely no experience with this species.
If I'm right this would be a country first, but I think Oman lies on the migration route, so it doesn't seem impossible.

Maffong
 

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lou salomon

the birdonist
i think great reed is correct although the bill appears a bit curved down. but it is enormous. hard to tell much about wing length but they look long.
 

andyb39

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A weird looking bird - what's with the faint streaking on the breast? And the bill is huge - deformed? Or is there something immediately behind it which makes it look disproportionately large? I can't think of what else it could be other than GRW though. It's certainly not a Basra Reed, which is much colder and grey-brown in tone and has a long thin bill.
 
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