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Oriental or Clamorous Reed Warbler? Pics & Sound, Yunnan, China (1 Viewer)


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Observed reed warblers singing at dawn in Puzhehei, Yunnan China, May 2021.
Guessing the widespread Oriental Reed Warbler is the most likely, but wanted to also consider Clamorous Reed Warbler which seems possible in the area.

The second sound (301 rw) recording is a different day, same area. Possible that it is a different bird.
Any help about ID of both song and pics would be appreciated!



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Grahame Walbridge

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They sound and look like Oriental Reed IMO Mike. The images aren't the sharpest but I see no reason to suspect CRW (ssp. amyae) which should have a a proportionally longer, slimmer bill and a much weaker suprcilium with no real extension beyond the eye and with warmer, richer brown upperparts and warmer underparts.

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