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ID Warbler (Aujols France) (1 Viewer)

lou salomon

the birdonist
with this short primary projection? not entirely sure but i suspect this is a western bonelli's warbler.
crosspost with andrew.
 

marcap

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France
I get crazy to identify these warblers!! Is this the same bird? Pics are from different days and I think there are 2 or 3 different warblers on my garden and just not so far from it.
 

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KenM

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Of course, it’s Western Bonelli’s! wasn’t paying enough attention (currently slapping wrists) short pp and weak lores, not to mention the yellowish green wing panel and white unders, it wasn’t on my radar and the pale legs pushed me to WW. :(
I’d like to add that the second bird also looks very much like Western Bonelli’s.

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KenM

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BIrd in pic 2 looks to have willow-warbler-length primaries.
Appears to have a complete eye-ring, pale lores giving an almost bland face, with no real contrasting eye-stripe/super which one might expect from Willow Warbler. Also dark legs, limey green wing panel, limey green rump which as a suite of characters together do not support or endorse Willow Warbler as a candidate imo, add to that an ill defined port primary length, which I believe is visually extended by the starboard wing.

Cheers
 

marcap

Member
France
Appears to have a complete eye-ring, pale lores giving an almost bland face, with no real contrasting eye-stripe/super which one might expect from Willow Warbler. Also dark legs, limey green wing panel, limey green rump which as a suite of characters together do not support or endorse Willow Warbler as a candidate imo, add to that an ill defined port primary length, which I believe is visually extended by the starboard wing.

Cheers

Hello, so if I well understand English (not all the words are clear to me) this is a Bonelli's warbler.
 

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
Yes, the second image suggests a Bonelli's warbler from Ken's explanation.

Port ( left side) and starboard (right side ) are naval references.
 
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lou salomon

the birdonist
1st and second bird , both are Western Bonelli's Warbler. second one even more obvious (note for instance really white underparts and pale lore). primary projection is hard to assess in such a pic from slightly underneath, butty.
 

Grahame Walbridge

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Both WBW's as Lou says but also note 1) the OP's distinctly whitish-fringed tertials + extensive pinkish lower mandible 2) second individual shows pale-fringed inner greater coverts, less obvious in OP (lighting?) which, typically forms a pale panel.

Grahame
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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