I'm pretty sure that my out of context guess on this bird would have been Paddyfield! I see a rather fine bill for a Large Acro!
hannu said:The original photo is taken possibly in cloudy weather, so the some grey tones may disappear, which usually is visible in the photos. So the bird can show more brownish in this pic than other compared pics ???
gerdwichers8 said:Well, no, an influence of clouded weather will definitely not favour a rusty colour by eliminating the grey: on the contrary, it will subdue the warm tone; but not enforce it.
hannu said:Possibly so... because pic is taken in october, what is the age of this bird, 1cy or older?
Svensson says that orientalis's tail feathers prominently tipped whitish in fresh plumage. Juvenile is pale golden rufous above with tendency to have faint pale feather-tips, and wing feathers and tail feathers are rather pale and dull brown, secondaries, tertials and tail feathers fringed buff,.. ...
Th_SQ said:We have a single picture of a bird in a very difficult angle.
It's always interesting to have pictures found on the internet but saying "it's this or it's not that : just look at the picture" has shown it's limit in my opinion.
Especially if the pictures on internet show breeding adults ....
hannu said:Even we can't id this bird on this pic, it's still interesting to discuss about the case without pressure to get some one answer to the question...