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South African warblers, Drakensburg KZN (1 Viewer)

Having trouble with warblers!!!!

The first two photos are the same bird. Photo 3 and 4 are a different bird, and bird 5 was taken yesterday.

I was thinking Lesser Swamp Warbler and/or Little Rush Warbler. My sister was also thinking possibly African Reed Warbler. Although in my book the African Reed Warbler is in the area in the summer, but not all year.

These were taken in Winterton, it's about 50km from Ladysmith, and about 50km from the NE border of Lesotho.

Any ideas?


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At a guess, Lesser Swamp for all. Little Rush has a rather bigger tail. All three you mentioned have very different calls so that’s generally the best way, although they don’t make much noise this time of year.

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