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Brabant Netherlands - Now finally a Willow Warbler...? (1 Viewer)


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Protected area with several smaller lakes. And several birdspotting people, who had found Bluethroat, Reed Bunting and european Goldfinch just before I came. Instead I found Little Grebe, and probably Reed Bunting and here Willow Warbler. To rule out Chiffchaff I played some internet soundclips on my phone and indeed the singing of this bird was quite different, and exactly as in the sound-examples of Willow Warbler. Reddish lower mandible, light yellow on the breast, tail bit longer? In the first two pics there is a strange colour on the chin, not visible on pics 3 and 4. So then they can be two different birds of the same species? No, actually I am convinced that all of these pics are of one bird in one tree. I heard Chiffchaff too around but could not find. Tnx for advice again ...


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Long primaries (pic 3). Willow warbler.
The songs of chiffchaff and willow warbler are completely different.
Now I found even some better pics of today. Same specs, same place, maybe even the same bird. But there were many of them ... No reason to change the ID right, still a Willow Warbler..?


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