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Identifying leaf warblers | Mcleodganj | March-April 2021 (1 Viewer)

Rakesh Malik

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How do I identify them?


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1, 5-6 Hume's Leaf Warblers. Note combination of rather dull, grey-toned upperparts, dull underparts, strong supercilium, weak crown stripe, dark bill and legs, two wing bars with dark grey bases to greater coverts and pale fringed retrials.
2-3 Lemon-rumped Warblers Smaller, more compact Phylloscopus appearing 'neckless' and distinctly shorter tailed in appearance, olive green upper parts with a square, pale yellow rump patch, pale yellow crown stripe, blackish coronals, broad dull yellow supercilium, black eyestripe terminating in 'hook' at rear, double yellowish wing bars with dark based greater, pale tertial fringes and tiny, dark bill.

4. Agree with Mike, fem Grey Bushchat.

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4. I've also seen a similar one. The size is almost like a leaf warbler and the call was also different. It might be a kid female grey bushchat but the call says differently. I've not heard all the calls a bushchat makes. So not sure in this regard.
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