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More Gibraltar Warblers (1 Viewer)

rylirk

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Hi all!

Re: the discovery that my 'Iberian Chiffchaff' record was actually a Western Bonelli's Warbler, I thought I would go back through my warbler photos I took as a very green birder in Gibraltar in March 2017; so far its already yielded 3 Sardinian Warblers which I had written off as blackcaps at the time, so I was definitely not on my warbler game at all back then, even less than now...

Anyway, there are a few labelled 'Common Chiffchaff' which I would like second opinions on, in case any turn out to be Iberian Chiffchaff (which I do not know how to separate except by call, and I made no recordings) or some other crazy European warbler I'm unaware of!

Photos 1&2 are the same bird, as are 4&5.
 

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Alexander Stöhr

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Hello,
all seems to be Common Chiffchaff/Iberian Chiffchaff to me. I hope someone with more experience can help here, I have seen just a few Iberian Chiffchaffs in July/August so I would like to learn here.
 

rylirk

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United Kingdom
Are common and Iberian Chiffchaff actually separable by images alone - I am reading mixed things? Does anyone know which would be more common in Gibraltar in March?
 

rylirk

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United Kingdom
Thanks for this! I'm familiar with the Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler challenge and am reasonably confident with those two, but it's interesting to learn about this awkward middle child as well!
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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