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Bird Song ID, Guangxi, China (1 Viewer)


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Spent some time in a secondary forest at about 200m elevation today near Baise, Guangxi, China. Recorded two bird songs which I couldn't identify.

#1 (file 198 &199): Sounded like multiple birds. Got a brief glimpse enough to know it was a smallish bird. Stayed low and in underbrush. Song was frequent and almost had a harmonic quality to it.

#2 (file 200): Clear whistle of three notes (though almost sounds like 2 on recording). Silver-eared Mesias in the area at the time, but I don't think this whistle is that species.

Thanks for any help you can provide!


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#2 is Streaak-breasted Scimitar Babbler.

#1 may be Hainan Blue Flycatcher, but I'm not entirely sure, and there may be something locally that sounds similar. As well as the song, there is also a tick-tick call in recording 199 that sounds like Hainan Blue Fly.

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