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distant rattle sound recording: Taiga/Red-breasted Flycatcher or something else entirely | Hegurajima, JP | may 2018 (1 Viewer)


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I was happy to squeeze out a label for this rattling call of a small bird somewhere in the thick growth on the central part of birding heaven Hegurajima (in the Sea of Japan): 'it could well be a Red-breasted Flycatcher' said Xeno Canto's main Japan responder as a reply to my post in the XC forum. I happily adopted that thought, with the intent to further investigate.... nothing came of it, upto now.
Last week someone posted a beautiful crisp Ficedula photo of an alleged Red-breasted Flycatcher. The greyness of the bird reminded me of Taiga Flycatcher, then it hit me again: was my rattling bird really a Red-breasted Flycatcher or could it be a distant Taiga Flycatcher... I presume the more common vagrant in Japan.

Could you help me out here?

NB. the recording is rather vague. It is best advised to use a headphone for the clearest sound.

btw: the main bird in the record is Japanese Bush Warbler.

record: Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)
original thread on XC: ID Unknown from Japan (XC508581) :: topic 31717 :: xeno-canto



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