But which? For me, its either a Common or a Spectacled ...
If I had to put a name on this bird, it gives the impression of a Spectacled with a large bill (but within variation for this species) ...
I not so sure having lightened the image - should Spectacled have such dark legs (even females) and a face pattern like a reed warbler?!
Some of these African Reed Warblers can look quite short winged and short billed
The dark alula and rich rufous wing contrasting with duller colours on what can be seen on the rest of the upperparts strongly suggests Sylvia
Hello Rotherbirder, do you think its a Common Whitethroat? I wolud like to learn, if this is an IDable Common Whitethroat, and not a Spectacled Warbler.