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Id Help - Darjeeling, India - 2 (1 Viewer)


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Request help for this bird photographed in Darjeeling in August


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From the colour of the supercilium and (vague) crown-stripe, I guess that - out of the three possibilities - it's ashy-throated warbler.


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Ashy-throated as suggested. North-East and East India contains many leaf warbler species;often difficult to identify! As with many others.
We in Gujarat get following leaf warblers (atleast I know of these being recorded)

  • Plain Leaf Warbler
  • Common Chiffchaff
  • Hume's Warbler
  • Greenish Warbler
  • Sulphur-Bellied Warbler
  • Green Warbler
  • Western-Crowned Warbler

Forgive me if any are left, these are all that came to my mind. In NE and E, you get added with others like Lemon-Rumped, Buff-Barred, etc.

Edit: there is one record of Lemon-Rumped from Gujarat.
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I agree with Ashy-throated Warbler - although not as yellow underneath as they can be, there's still quite a contrast between the grey throat and the underparts, plus a clear contrast between the greyish head and nape and the brighter green mantle. Although the main wingbar looks quite orangey, Buff-barred is further ruled out by the short snub bill and short tail.

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