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Immature Leafbird, Hyderabad, India, Today (1 Viewer)

Sasquatch Fingers

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I'm thinking immature leafbird, but not sure which kind. I've only ever seen Golden-Fronted before, but that was in Assam. I turned up the saturation a little (not much) because the picture was pretty poorly exposed. It looked much greener to the naked eye than it did in any of these pictures.
 

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Sasquatch Fingers

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I was not previously familiar with the tailorbirds. Dark-Necked seems like a very solid, almost indisputable ID from the pictures I'm now looking at but the book I have doesn't seem to think they range down here. Any chance it's just a scruffy Common Tailorbird?
 

Andy Adcock

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I was not previously familiar with the tailorbirds. Dark-Necked seems like a very solid, almost indisputable ID from the pictures I'm now looking at but the book I have doesn't seem to think they range down here. Any chance it's just a scruffy Common Tailorbird?

Yes, looking at distribution, Common, Rasmussen has no D-necked anywhere in India.

Andy
 

Sasquatch Fingers

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Grimmett/Inskipp have Dark-Necked in the NE between Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, and China. Some "small, isolated populations" scattered around, but none farther south than just north of Mumbai. And definitely none even close to us in HYD. Thanks for leading me to the Tailorbirds!
 

Andy Adcock

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England
Grimmett/Inskipp have Dark-Necked in the NE between Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, and China. Some "small, isolated populations" scattered around, but none farther south than just north of Mumbai. And definitely none even close to us in HYD. Thanks for leading me to the Tailorbirds!

You're welcome.


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