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Steve.Jonesy

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Would anyone mind seeing if the can I d this bird taken in hotel garden in early April in Ouirgane
Many thanks
 

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Alexander Stöhr

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Hello Steve,

do you have any more pictures? Even after looking at your pictures several times now, I get a strange feeling. Reason? Dont know, but despite a slightly unusual bill shape (and an appearant all dark bill. Yes within variation), judging by colouration and with such long claws this surely must be a Reed/African Reed Warbler?

Like you I hope for confirmation or correction!
 

exilipes

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Hello Steve,

do you have any more pictures? Even after looking at your pictures several times now, I get a strange feeling. Reason? Dont know, but despite a slightly unusual bill shape (and an appearant all dark bill. Yes within variation), judging by colouration and with such long claws this surely must be a Reed/African Reed Warbler?

Like you I hope for confirmation or correction!
Why not female Blackcap?
 

KenM

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The 'brown cap' is arguable - but the undertail-coverts aren't, because none is visible.
True, I’d mistaken the vertical branch in image three as part of the UTC’s, however the “brown” cap is actual, as is the tonal value, not that it makes any difference, but fwiw I see female Blackcaps almost on a daily basis, often many times during the day when they come to bathe.

…..and Tom should stick to hooked beaks and talons. 🤣
 

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