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Siberian Chiffchaff? (NE Italy) (1 Viewer)

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Luca Boscain
Maurizio Limarilli sent me this pic that looks good for Siberian Chiffchaff: lacking of any yellow, black legs, rufous ear-coverts, green fringes on wings... The only doubt is due to the feathers green on mantle that are not typical, but anyway possible on Siberian...
 

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It's not classic tristis as there's green on mantle but other features looks good so it's probably fulvescens which is currently included in tristis afaik.
 
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There are a couple of birds (well one of them) which look identical (ie incl olive on mantle) and have been OK'd by our county recorder (Chris Heard)
I think the hues on the mantle are so dependent on the quality of the light it's not possible to be 100% on photos along
Please forward me a flight ticket (from Heathrow) and I'll make a more definitive judgement ;o)
Jerry
 
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