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UK warbler: Yellow-browed/Hume's? (1 Viewer)


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From these mediocre photos, which were taken in Yorkshire last week, is it possible to say with certainty that this is a Yellow-browed Warbler and not a Hume's? Sadly it was too long ago for me to remember now what I noticed through my binoculars.



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Very difficult with these images however, a patch of “moss green” to the shoulder area, fairly clean contrasty supercillium and tertial edges, I’d be inclined to suggest inornatus over humei?



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Hume's often show a more reduced median coverts (2nd) wingbar. On pic 1 the broad 2nd wingbar is clearly visible. It's also too 'warm coloured' overall esp. supercilium on pic 3 - a YBW for me.
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