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Phylloscopus, Rajkandi Reserve Forest, Bangladesh, October 2020 (1 Viewer)

Seth Miller

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Saw 41 species yesterday morning including a few lifers at Rajkandi Reserve Forest. Yellow-browed were only phylloscopus warblers I IDed at the time (mainly heard them), but I got photos of this individual. Somehow it struck me as being a bit different from most Yellow-browed, but maybe not. Thoughts?

Sorry for the awful quality photos, still getting used to switching settings when the lighting changes rapidly... totally understand if it can't be confidently IDed.


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Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
It looks to be one of the larger leaf warblers - ( also face pattern not strong enough it seems for eg Pallas’s or eg Lemon-rumped). Legs are too pale for Green/Greenish or Blyth’s imo (image #2). On balance, I tend to agree with YBW or Hume’s on structure (wing length and bill shape) but the bare part colouring, including darkish tip to the orangey bill probably favour YBW. However, I don’t think enough of the bird is visible and given the possibilities for confusion, while nothing would rule out a YBW here, it’s difficult to be 100% sure . Possibly some one with more experience in comparing leaf warblers in India (as well as their specific range) can more confincingly rule out any alternatives for you.

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