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ID from sound/description. N.Sweden (1 Viewer)

tarzzz

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Hello.

Would be VERY greatful if someone coul'd point me in the right direction on this one.

Reminds of Willow Warbler, but with a voice like Thrush.

The strophes were about the half of a Willow Warblers.

The pauses about 15 seks. between strophes. So, the pauses are NOT correct in my recording !

I saw it a few times and it was singing from branches at the ground, and not from up in the trees, like Willow Warblers and many others do.

It was in dry Birchforest, no water, no bushes of Willow or Sallow. Almost no bushes at all.


There were a lot of WWs around, singing, but this one was very different.

Size, something like a Reed Bunting.

In North of Sweden.

Thanks !

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tarzzz

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Very intresting to me too ! Went back with better equipment for a better recording, but it's so windy, so impossible.

It didn't sound so far away from an Azure tit. Sad with such a bad recording, but it was too windy. The recording sound more of a WW than the bird did IRL.

Maybe a new try tomorrow.

Thanks for the answer.
 

Hannu Varkki

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My best guess would be a variation of Willow Warbler song. The first few notes sound like Willow Warbler, but after that the bird "loses tone." But if you saw the bird and it wasn´t a WW I´m out of options. An interesting song anyway!
 

tarzzz

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My best guess would be a variation of Willow Warbler song. The first few notes sound like Willow Warbler, but after that the bird "loses tone." But if you saw the bird and it wasn´t a WW I´m out of options. An interesting song anyway!

I agree. It starts up much like a WW, but then loses it. And it gets "Thrushy" and much too short for a "normal" WW.

I just saw it very fast a few times. But can't remeber seeing a WW singing from the ground.

Maybe an ill WW ?

Thanks !
 
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