Siberian Chiffchaff ? (1 Viewer)

julienl

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Hello,

This bird was seen on 29/03 this year in France (Doubs, 25) near water. Unfortunately the bird was silent. Is it still possible to say if it is a Siberian Chiffcahff or not ?
 

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Mark Lew1s

My real name is Mark Lewis
Not Siberian I’m afraid. Supercilium is weak and especially so relative to the strong eye ring. It’s also lacking the warm tones around the face that a Siberian should show.
 

Michał Jaro

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I don't know if the supercilium and eyering is quite visible here, but what worries me more is that the mantle is rather greyish with a bit of olive green - the brown tone is missing. And that's a serious argument against.
 

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